Professor David Evans

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  • Qualifications:DPhil, FFPH, MA, BA, RGN
  • Position:Professor in Health Services Research
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+4411732 88750

Area of expertise


David is Professor in Health Services Research. His research interests focus on public health leadership, public health workforce development, the history of public health and public involvement in public health. David is currently leading the public health workforce theme in the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing. Previously he led People in Health West of England, a collaborative initiative on public involvement in research with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC West), the West of England Academic Health Science Network, the Clinical Research Network West of England and Bristol Health Partners ( He was principal investigator on a study on public involvement in research for the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research programme. He previously led the national evaluation of patient advice and liaison services for the Policy Research Programme. 

David is on the editorial board of Critical Public Health ( and Research, Involvement and Engagement (
Prior to joining UWE Bristol, David was one of the first English directors of public health from a background other than medicine.
David acts as a director of studies for postgraduate students and has experience of internal and external doctoral examination.


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