Jane Wilde

Institute of Public Health in Ireland 
Former Chief Executive 

Jane Wilde is the former chief executive of the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) which promotes cooperation between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Its focus is on health inequalities and building links between research, practice, and policy.

Dr. Wild is a consultant in public health with over 30 years experience across different domains of public health. Her experience has focused on public health policy, particularly the prevention of non communicable diseases, social determinants of health and action to tackle health inequalities. She has contributed to government committees on housing, poverty, food policy, agriculture, consumer affairs and chronic diseases where she has been a passionate advocate for public health. She co-directed the WHO chronic disease prevention programme CINDI (Northern Ireland), initiated the WHO Healthy Cities Programme in Belfast, and acted as a consultant to WHO. She is a principal investigator in the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (Northern Ireland), honorary professor at Queen’s University Belfast and visiting professor at the University of Ulster. She has been awarded the UK Faculty of Public Health annual Alwyn Smith prize, and the CBE in the Queen’s Honours list for services to public health.

Jane Wilde