Public health matters

Gareth Wrench

Gareth Wrench is an Associate Director within the Health Intelligence division of Public Health England’s Health Improvement Directorate. He is responsible for leading the strategic analytical development and delivery of PHE’s Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service within the West Midlands.

Gareth previously worked as a Public Health Intelligence Manager at Warwickshire County Council and prior to that undertook a number of senior analytical roles within Local Government and the NHS where he led the development of various epidemiological projects including health needs assessments, health impact assessments, disease surveillance and health equity audits.

He holds a BSc in International Economics from Loughborough University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Birmingham.

His current work involves the development of population intelligence as an integral part of a population health management function in the West Midlands. He is also involved in producing strategic intelligence to inform the inclusive growth agenda as part of his work with the West Midlands Combined Authority.

He has a keen interest in the production of actionable intelligence for decision making using traditional epidemiological approaches alongside creative data visualisation techniques.