Emmerline Irving
Senior Manager, Improving Population Health, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

Emmerline started her career in Housing and local government in 1997 and qualified as a professional Youth and Community worker in 2000. After gaining her PGD in Public Health and Health Promotion in 2007, Emmerline joined the Public Health Team in Kirklees as a Public Health Specialist. In this role Emmerline led on a range of Public Health portfolios, including commissioning Sexual Health Services for Children and Young people. During her time in Kirklees Emmerline’s role also included workforce development, social marketing and engagement. Between 2014 and 2018 Emmerline worked at NHS England, as a Quality Improvement Lead for the Children Young People’s and Maternity Networks bringing partners together across Yorkshire and the Humber to improve outcomes for women, children and families.

In 2018 Emmerline joined the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership as manager for Improving Population Health, this role included leading programmes of work to improve the health and wellbeing of the population across West Yorkshire. In 2019 Emmerline also took on the role as the Senior Public health Lead for the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit, supporting the unit to embed a public health approach to reducing violence, knife crime and non-domestic homicides.

Emmerline has since been promoted to Senior Manager for Improving Population Health, leading on health inequalities, prevention, reducing serious violence and is the lead for the West Yorkshire Adversity, Trauma and Resilience Programme, leading system change and transformation across all sectors, including criminal justice, health and education and is currently working with HMP Leeds on their journey to become a trauma informed and responsive prison.

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