Healthy Lives Healthy Cities 2019, Public Health Priorities for Scotland is a unique conference that will address Scotland’s current public health position. Public Health does not just define health and mean the absence of disease; public health looks at everything from physical, mental and social well being. This conference will help us understand what helps and influences in making a city, town or region more or less healthy. Even though the lives of many Scottish individuals are improving, there are still many challenges ahead. This conference will not only look at the current public health situation, but a discussion surrounding how this can be improved and delivered will also play an imperative part of this conference. Throughout the day they will have some world-leading solutions and innovations being showcased to the delegation.


  • Chair’s Opening Address – Chris Askew, CEO, Diabetes UK 
  • Carol Sinclair, Associate Director, Public Health & Intelligence (PHI), NHS National Services Scotland (NSS)
  • Gail Grant, Senior Government Affairs Manager, AbbVie 
  • Diane Stockton, Acting Director of Public Health Science, NHS Health Scotland.
  • Thomas Donaldson, Health Improvement Practitioner – Active Staff, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
  • Paul Sharpe, Head of Partnerships, Slimming World.
  • Kirsty McNab, CEO, & Jim Boyd, Programme Manager of Scottish Sports Futures
  • Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland
  • Lee Craigie – Scottish Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland
  • Dr Stuart Sneddon, Air Quality Business Manager, Scotland, Ricardo Energy & Environment 
  • Matt McNulty, Urban Mobility Director, your bike & Serco

The event website can be accessed here

The speaker programme can be found here.

The event is free and you can register to attend here.

  • Event Location
    Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS
  • Event Date
    19/11/2019 9:00 am
  • Event End Date
    19/11/2019 4:00 pm