Karan Thomas

Karan has more than 35 years’ experience in Health Improvement and Public Health practice as an independent consultant. Her specialist topic areas are physical activity, health behaviour change and group learning.

Karan’s key skills are in designing and delivering behaviour change development programmes, for professionals working on a ‘one to one’ basis or with group based programmes. She has a wide range of experience or working with both public and private sector organisations and frontline staff. Until recently she was an Honorary Fellow at Manchester University School of Epidemiology and Population Health and a trustee of the National Obesity Forum with specific responsibility for physical activity. She is a visiting lecturer with both Bristol and Manchester University Masters programmes and is regularly asked to speak at conferences and events.

A compassionate Celt and keen networker she is ‘healthily obsessed’ about creating opportunities for people to make easy, healthy choices. As her career moves into the ‘gloaming’ and she reflects back over those years, she realises that she has been fortunate to be involved in so many local, national and international health improvement programmes. She has met many inspiring people along the way that have touched her with their enthusiasm, knowledge and empathy.

She is currently working on a very exciting E-learning programme for the Republic of Ireland with the Health Service Executive on the challenge of delivering Making Every Contact Count to 60,000 frontline staff!!

She looks forward to meeting you.

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