Teresa Roche

Director of Public Health, Rotherham Council

Rotherham’s Director of Public Health is Teresa (Terri) Roche.

Terri has over 30 years of experience in health, having started her career in nursing at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Later retraining as a podiatrist.

Terri moved into public health in 1995 firstly in East Surrey Health Authority before moving to Rotherham Primary Care Trust (PCT) in 1998.

In 2008 she qualified as a Public Health Consultant and the following year she undertook a secondment to the Department of Health where she was a member of the Health Inequalities National Support Team. 

In 2010 she was appointed Public Health Consultant with Lincolnshire NHS, responsible for Partnerships and Profiles, becoming Assistant Director of Public Health with Lincolnshire County Council in April 2013 when the role transferred from NHS to local authorities.

Terri returned to Rotherham Council in June 2015 to take up the post of DPH and her vision is to maximise health improvements and address any inequalities in health for the local community.