Matthew Ashton

Matthew Ashton
Lead Director of Public Health, Food Active

Matthew is the Director of Public Health for Liverpool City Council and as the Lead DPH for Food Active provides strategic insight and guidance on the direction and programme.

Matthew was Chair of ChaMps, the Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Collaborative Service, until September 2016, and is the lead Cheshire and Merseyside Director of Public Health for strategic intelligence and partnerships. Matthew is passionate about wellbeing, social justice and reducing health inequalities, and is keen on exploring different ways of communicating with and on behalf of communities, especially through art and film.


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Policy Change

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