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Dr Linda De Caestecker NHS GGC’s Director for Public Health will be our first keynote speaker
This speaker is sponsored by the National Deaf Children’s Society Scotland – for more information click here.
Dr Linda de Caestecker became a member of the NHS Board in January 2007.
Linda joined NHS Greater Glasgow in 1993 as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and was appointed Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, in November 2006. She worked at the (then) Scottish Executive, leading their Women and Children’s Unit 2003-2005. She is an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow.
During 2015 and 2016 she undertook a year’s extended leave of absence to work for the international charity, FIGO, promoting women’s health in low resource countries, returning to her Director of Public Health post in August 2016. She continues to have a special interest in maternal and child public health.
Dr. Jim McCormick from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation is our second keynote speaker
This speaker is sponsored by Sign Language Interactions – for more information click here.
Dr. Jim McCormick is Associate Director Scotland to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) and co-founder of research partnership McCormick-McDowell.
He is on Scottish Business in the Community’s Board and The Stroke Association’s Scotland Committee, and has advised government, the voluntary sector and independent funders.
Previously he was Director of independent think-tank the Scottish Council Foundation (SCF) and a Research Associate with the IPPR in London. His main work interests include tackling poverty, the changing jobs market and wellbeing in later life. Other interests include music, languages and Greenock Morton FC.