About Jim


This page gives you some information about Jim, and some selected links to resources. 

Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire County Council, not to be confused with Fr. Jim McManus CSsR, the author and speaker or Dr (Prof) Jim McManus the former Chair of the Scottish Parole Board, or Dr Jim McManus the founder of the OpenHouse theological movement in Scotland, or…… (yes, there are several of them. And no relation discernible)

Jim is a Public Health Specialist (UK Public Health Register (https://ukphr.org/ ) , Psychologist and Theologian with strong interests in health, diversity, disability, psychology and sexuality. Jim is one of the lead authors of Improving People’s Health the national strategy for enhancing the impact of behavioural and social sciences in Public Health and a co-founder of the Behavioural Science in Public Health Network.

Jim is from a non-medical background and joined public health shortly after it was opened to people from backgrounds other than medicine to become Consultants and Directors in Public Health.

Jim is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and registered Public Health Specialist who is also qualified in HR and strategic learning and development through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  All of these insights he uses daily in his work.  He is currently reading for his doctorate at Roehampton University.

This blog is personal and does not claim that any content necessarily reflects the views or policy of Hertfordshire County Council, ADPH or anyone else for that matter.



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