Professor Selena Gray

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  • Qualifications:MBChB, Bsc, MD, FRCP, FFPH, TLHP
  • Position:Professor of Public Health
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 88849

About me


Selena Gray is Professor of Public Health in the Centre for Public Health and Wellbeing. She has research interests in the area of injury, transport, spatial planning and health, and physical activity in older people. She has published widely in the area of public health, and has  over 100 peer reviewed articles. She leads the APPHLE (Active People; Promoting Healthy Life Expectancy) Health Integration Team for Bristol Health Partners, and the capacity development stream of CLARHC West. She was Joint Editor of the Journal of Public Health from 2007-2014, and is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Transport and Health, Public Health Reviews and Cogent Medicine.

She has had a long commitment to the development of standards for the public health workforce as Registrar of the UK Faculty of Public Health (2003-8), President of the Medical Women's Federation in 2004/5 and a Board Member of UK Public Health Register from 2012-16. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Board of Accreditation for APHEA (Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation) and a contributor to the WHO project on the Public Health Workforce Professionalisation Road Map. In 2017 she was appointed as Chair of the West of England Nature Partnership and a Trustee of the charity Trees for Cities.

Area of expertise

Published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals, four invited book chapter and a wide variety of book chapters and letters across a wide range of public health topics,  including spatial planning and health, physical activity and older people, injury prevention, and an evaluation of the food for hospital programme.

Led the NICE Collaborating Centre on Spatial Planning and Health; particular interests in walking and cycling, transport and health, injury, and the interaction with the built and green environment. 

Published in the field of selection and assessment in public health and postgraduate medical training having been involved in the development of assessment processes for selection into specialist public health training at national level. 


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