Rob Howard is a Consultant in Public Health at Leicestershire County Council and Head of School for the East Midlands Speciality Public Health Training Programme. He has career long commitment to tackling inequalities within the context of the wider determinants of health. He has worked in the voluntary sector (welfare rights, housing and health), the NHS (Regional Associate Director for NICE, Public Health Registrar), and the Civil Service (Food Standards Agency) and currently for a large County Council. His current portfolio includes children and young people, workplace health and wider/social determinants of health. He is an Honorary Assistant Professor (Consultant) at the University of Nottingham.When not working he might be found riding his bike, playing a guitar, picking his children’s clothes off the floor, or forlornly following Nottingham Forest Football club.