Gilly Brenner BSc, PGCE, MPH

University of Sheffield
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Section of Public Health
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 4053


After studying a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry at the University of Warwick, I qualified with a PGCE through Lancaster University and went on to pursue a short career teaching primary school aged children in Sheffield. During my time as a primary school teacher I was missing academic science and also became interested in the impact of life chances and opportunities on health and wellbeing.

Seeking to change career direction, I started my public health career as a Workplace Stop Smoking Advisor for Sheffield City Council, followed by Health Improvement Practioner posts at Kirklees PCT and Sheffield PCT. In August 2011 I joined the Public Health Training Scheme in Yorkshire and the Humber, completing my Masters in Public Health at ScHARR and going on to take the Faculty of Public Health membership examinations.

As a Public Health registrar I have worked in a range of settings: Public Health England, Health Protection, Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group. I am currently in my final phase of consultant training and am based at South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Accountable Care System, as well as supporting a ScHARR project to develop a return on investment tool relating to cardiovascular disease prevention.