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Dr Jane West is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Public Health.
Dr West has been the joint Specialty Lead for public health in Yorkshire and Humber since October 2014, a role she shares with Jo Cooke and continues alongside her national role.
Dr West currently holds a MRC post-doctoral Population Health Scientist Fellowship for work with the Born in Bradford cohort study and is an honorary Research Fellow within the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. She maintains strong links with local government public health and holds an honorary contract with Bradford District Metropolitan Council.
Dr West is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and a registered practitioner with the UKPHR. Prior to public health specialty training, she was a clinical and research midwife within the NHS.