Matt Hennessey

Matt Hennessey works in the Knowledge and Intelligence Team based in the North West which is part of the Chief Knowledge Officer’s Directorate in Public Health England and was one of a number of people to join PHE from the former North West Public Health Observatory.

Matt was previously Head of the National Support Team for Alcohol at the Department of Health and prior to that held a number of positions within the Home Office and Government Office for the North West, leading programmes related to drugs and alcohol, preventing violent extremism, and negotiating Local Area Agreements. He has worked in probation and hospital settings as a drug keyworker and in the prison service as a psychologist.

His current work involves the development of a new integrated health outcomes tool, leading the development of alcohol research and data analyses and supporting the emerging violence programmes.