Duncan Stephenson is Director of External Affairs for the Royal Society for Public Health and has responsibility for developing the organisation’s voice on public health issues, and has been behind policies and campaigns on a range of issues including calorie labelling for alcohol, e-cigarettes and making High Streets more health promoting. Duncan has over ten years experience in campaigns, media relations and public affairs working mainly on health and wellbeing issues. Prior to joining RSPH, Duncan looked after parliamentary and stakeholder relations for the Care Quality Commission. As Head of External Affairs at the YMCA, Duncan led a national campaign on body image, including establishing the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and developed the organisation’s workplace health initiative Workplace Activator. He has also worked for industry and at Unilever UK supported their response to the Public Health White Paper, covering issues such as food labelling, marketing and advertising to children and product reformulation
Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon
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