Who We Are
The Healthy New Town Project is led by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group. We work in close partnership with Kent County Council. Meet the team and steering group below:
Kevin is the Healthy New Towns Project Director and a multi-disciplined professional with over 20 years experience in design, delivery and strategic policy development for housing and regeneration projects across the UK. Experience gained in both the public and private housing sectors working equally comfortably as client, consultant, enabler or strategic policy maker. Key skills gained in place development including; strategic thinking, architecture, urban-design, sustainable development, community engagement and heritage.
Lorna is the Community Programme Manager and an experienced Engagement and Community Building Manager. Lorna has worked in local and central government teams on regeneration programmes and healthcare involvement. Lorna has worked in health for a number of years including Head of Public Engagement in a London Clinical Commissioning Group and spent two years at the Care Quality Commission.
Roger Gough is the Kent County Council Lead Member for Children, Young People and Education. Roger was part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City Healthy New Town winning presentation to NHS England. Roger is also holds Committee Membership of Cabinet, County Council and Health and Well Being Board.
Dr Elizabeth Lunt
Dr Elizabeth Lunt was recently the Chair and Clinical Lead of NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group, and is now the New Model of Care Lead. She has been at the Oaks Surgery in Nightingale Way, Swanley, since 2000 and is the mental health lead for the CCG.
Allison is the Deputy Director of Public Health, Kent County Council, Allison has extensive experience as a Consultant in Public Health and previously worked at Enfield Council, Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Professor Mike Weed
Mike is Professor of Applied Policy Sciences, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research & Enterprise, and Strategic Director of the Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Activity Research. Drawing on a wide range of social science disciplines, including social psychology, sociology, economics, geography and policy science, his work has focussed on informing, improving and interrogating policy in the applied domains of public health, physical activity, physical education, sport, tourism, transport, urban development and major events. He has considerable experience of health, education, community and policy evaluation research and has directed projects funded by the ESRC, the Department of Health, the NHS, Change 4 Life, 4 Children and the Greater London Authority.
Professor Eleni Hatzidimitriadou
Eleni is Professor of Community Psychology and Public Mental Health and Head of Research and Enterprise for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. She has led research on self-help and mutual aid for socially excluded populations, welfare and social care in old age, and health and social care of migrants and ethnic minorities. Recently awarde projects include two 4-year EU INTERREG project grants: the Diabetes and Wellbeing (DWELL) project, where she is leading the evaluation of a 12-week patient programme for the selfmanagement of Type 2 diabetes; and the Assistive Devices for empowering Disabled People through Robotic Technologies (ADAPT) project in which she is leading the development of training for healthcare professionals in engaging with Assistive Robotic Technologies for disabled people.
Stephanie is Head of Countryside, Leisure and Sport Group at Kent County Council. Her team is responsible for the parks and green spaces across Kent.
Director Older People and Physical Disability, Adult Social Services at Kent County Council