I am a doctor of economic sciences in the discipline of management sciences, and my PhD thesis concerns the involvement of residents in energy management processes in municipalities. I graduated in master's in management and production engineering (PŁ) and geography (UŁ). I am also an expert of the European Commission for renewable energy in the Horizon 2020 program, thanks to which I influence the shape of the energetic policy and implemented projects in Europe. I am the author of numerous articles published in magazines and books on energy and management. I work, among others with municipal authorities, entrepreneurs and hundreds of people whom I advise on the implementation of projects in the field of renewable energy and energy management. I developed my experience in Italy where together with the energy department officials in Bologna, I was implementing regional energy strategies. I actively support the development of renewable and civic energy through participation in numerous conferences, movements or organizations working for climate protection (Climate Kic), civic energy (More than Energy) or civil society (Inspro).
Cath is a researcher at the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University. She has a background in nursing, and now works on a wide variety of projects for Champs Public Health Collaborative and Cheshire and Mereyside (C&M) Directors of Public Health. Recent projects have included looking at gambling across the Liverpool City Region, an evaluation of C&M Fire and Rescue Service ‘Safe and Well’ initiative, and, most recently, a qualitative evaluation of the ‘Saving Lives: Reducing the pressure’ initiative, which aims to detect high blood pressure in C&M through community screening.
Xenia Koumi leads the Business Healthy programme within the City of London Corporation’s Public Health team, working with employers in the Square Mile to support them in improving their employees’ health and wellbeing across a wide range of aspects. Business Healthy has been instrumental in running the Square Mile’s first mental health campaign – “Release the Pressure” and supports other local health initiatives, including the City Mental Health Alliance and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s “This Is Me” campaign.
Gavin Ryan, Executive Officer of Progressive Public Health Alliance Growing up in regional Australia, Gavin has worked in leadership roles in not-for-profit, private enterprise and Government both in Australia and overseas, working in the Federal Labor Government and for Ministers in both the Bracks and Brumby Governments in his home state of Victoria. Gavin has sat on various business and community boards, among them community health providers, running community campaigns to build positive outcomes and drive change in healthcare provision. This work has included stints in countries such as Timor-Leste and Fiji from 2006 onwards around community development and the provision of basic healthcare, and Gavin continues to regularly work with communities in Timor-Leste. Gavin worked for many years as part of the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, an inner city campaign and advocacy group working toward drug harm reduction in the city of Melbourne this work lead to him being elected and serving on the board of the North Richmond Community Health Centre (NRCHC) for several years. As part of this work, NRCHC was successful in the campaign to have new and expanded premises built, and is now the site of Victoria's first medically supervised injecting facility. In late 2018, Gavin joined with health professionals, researchers and public health advocates in forming the Progressive Public Health Alliance, an alliance that works to advocate and campaign across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for universal publicly funded healthcare, and evidence based best practice in harm reduction and the detection, treatment and prevention of non-communicable diseases.
Constantin Rimis, MD, PhD, MPH A public health professional by background, Constantin Rimis is the Health Promotion expert in the “Healthy Life project” to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Moldova”, which is implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and financed by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). He graduated from the Faculty of Prophylactic Medicine at the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Nicolae Testemitanu", Chisinau, Moldova (1996) undertaking doctoral studies (PhD) at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Gr. T. Popa" in Iasi, Romania (2001) and a master’s degree at the School of Public Health Management in Chisinau, Moldova (2012). He worked as an Associate professor at the School of Public Health Management. Was involved in World Health Organization consultancy missions to implement WHO recommendations on infection control in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Moldova and non-communicable diseases prevention and control programs implementations in Moldova and has experience on epidemiological surveillance, health promotion and diseases prevention.
Head of Community Safety for the City of London, and has also been the Policy Adviser/Director to the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum (LDAPF) since 2001. The LDAPF works to support policy delivery and promote good practice across the drugs, alcohol and community safety agendas. He has been involved in a number of innovative campaigns around issues including drug driving, substance misuse in the workplace and improving awareness around drug safety in clubs and pubs. The LDAPF is funded by the City of London as part of its commitment to improving the life of all those who live and work in London. For the last eight years he has also been seconded to the Greater London Authority to provide advice around substance use issues and health inequalities. Prior to this post David worked for the United Kingdom Anti-Drug Co-ordination Unit (part of the Cabinet Office) for two years, primarily on young people and treatment policy issues. This followed on from some 8 years in the Department for Education and Skills where he worked in a number of areas including international relations and higher education policy. He spent ten years as chair of an East London based service provider and is currently a trustee of Adfam (families, drugs and alcohol) and the New Nicotine Alliance (which aims to improve public health by raising awareness of risk-reduced products).
Architect, Urban Planner and Master in Environmental Health. With large professional experience Spain, Brazil, the USA and Germany, she is committed to bringing back together architecture, urban planning and public health"