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Jenny Harries

Dr Jenny Harries is Public Health England’s Regional Director for the South of England and joined PHE formally in April 2013.

She trained in Public Health in Wales following formal qualifications in pharmacology, medicine and health economics. She was the Regional Public Health Advisor to the South East Wales Regional Commissioning Unit and Director of Public Health in Monmouthshire before taking up positions as Director of Public Health in England, first in Swindon (in 2009) then for the Norfolk & Waveney Cluster (in 2011). She was a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation from 2008 until her current post commenced and more recently has been a member of the Expert Advisory Group on the NHS Constitution. She has worked in public health and medicine in many countries including in New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Kenya and Albania and is an international tutor for students at EHESP, the French National School of Public Health. Within PHE she leads Operations input to several areas including healthcare public health, tobacco control, HCAI, social marketing and immunisations.