Interim Director of Public Health, North East Lincolnshire Council
Tessa joined North Lincs in 2021 to lead the public health function on a short term basis. Tessa is an experienced DPH with previous roles in Suffolk County Council, the London Borough of Enfield and as Joint DPH across multiple Unitary Authorities in Berkshire.
Tessa has always worked in the health field. Originally a Speech and Language Therapist in the UK and Australia. Working in disability services in urban and remote communities, she was drawn to social justice issues. Driving fairness in opportunity for health continues to provide the primary motivation in her public health work.
Tessa to moved back home in 2000 to retrain in Public Health, one of the first multidisciplinary trainees in London. She is a true generalist, enjoying new challenges and the sheer variety of public health work across Local Government and health services in the UK and overseas.