Professor Jane South

Jane South is Professor of Healthy Communities working in the School of Health & Community Studies at Leeds Beckett University. Jane is also seconded to Public Health England in a national advisory role and authored the recent PHE and NHS England guide to community centred approaches for health and wellbeing. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health through Distinction. In her university role, Jane was the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) from 2016-13, where she built an extensive portfolio of research and public engagement activity including two National Institute for Health Research studies on lay and peer interventions. Her current projects include research on asset-based approaches and reviews of community wellbeing evidence for the What Works Wellbeing Centre. Jane has worked on various collaborative projects with both Leeds and Wakefield councils and set up an innovative Community-Campus Partnership for Health at her university.