Health Improvement Commission welcomes student

The Health Improvement Commission are pleased to welcome our new Work Placement Student, Chris Perry. Chris is currently a student at the University of Sussex where he is studying for a degree in Psychology, having recently completed his second year of study. He hopes to then go on to study a Masters in Sports Psychology and has a keen interest in public health.

“We’re really pleased to have Chris join us. He is the first placement student that we have welcomed to the Commission and it’s great to be able to contribute to a student’s university course by providing local experience. Psychology is an important foundation of much of the Commission’s work to improve health so we are interested in what Chris is studying and are enjoying sharing ideas.”

Dr Simon Sebire, the Commission’s Chief Executive

Chris will be with the Commission for 12 months, and will be finding out about all the workstreams at the Health Improvement Commission (Be Active, Healthier Weight, Eat Well and Substance Use). He will have a particular focus on the Be Active area due to his interest in the sporting world and is being mentored by Alun Williams, the Be Active Education Lead.

"The Health Improvement Commission do vital and interesting work, so I’m very pleased to see a snapshot of this on my placement here. I’m looking forward to using the knowledge I am gaining here in my future studies and encouraging fellow students to explore work placements in the third sector."

Chris Perry, Work Placement Student