In March 2022, the Policy and International Health Directorate within Public Health Wales was re-designated for a further 4 years as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre (CC) on Investment for Health and Well-being.

The WHO Collaborating Centre develops, collects and shares information and tools on how best to invest in better health, reduce inequalities, and build stronger and more resilient communities in Wales, Europe and Worldwide. For more information about the WHO CC see our work plan.

The Directorate consists of two closely aligned Divisions: Public Health Policy, and International Health which consist of a number of teams. The Wales Violence Prevention Unit, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Support Hub, and the Public Health Collaborating Unit are also hosted within the WHO Collaborating Centre.

Working with other Directorates in Public Health Wales, our academic, policy and other stakeholders, we help ensure that local, national and international learning is available across our partners and networks, to support the development, mobilisation and translation of evidence, skills and solutions towards achieving healthy prosperous lives for all, leaving no one behind.  

Senior Management Team Staff directory

National Director of Policy and International Health, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

Dr Sumina Azam

Head of International Health, Deputy Director

Dr Mariana Dyakova

Assistant Director WHO CC (Strategy and Planning)

Tracy Black

Programme Director (Public Health Policy)

Dr Rebecca Hill

Programme Director

Joanne Hopkins

Consultant in Public Health and International Health

Professor Jo Peden

Consultant in Public Health, Policy and International Health/Programme Director for Health Impact Assessment

Liz Green

Consultant in Public Health

Rebecca Masters

Programme Director – Behavioural Science Unit / Consultant in Public Health

Ashley Gould

For further information on the Directorate, please contact us:

Cardiff

Policy and International Health,
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
(WHO CC) on Investment for Health and Well-being,

Public Health Wales,
Number 2 Capital Quarter,
Tyndall Street,
Cardiff
CF10 4BZ

Tel: +44 2920 227744
Email: [email protected]
Website: phwwhocc.co.uk

Wrexham

Policy and International Health,
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre
(WHO CC) on Investment for Health and Well-being,

Public Health Wales,
Clwydian House,
Wrexham Technology Park,
Wrexham,
LL13 7YP


Email: [email protected]
Website: phwwhocc.co.uk

We welcome calls and correspondence in Welsh. We will respond in Welsh without delay.