Professor Mark Gamsu
Professor - Leeds Beckett University
Mark Gamsu is a professor at Leeds Beckett University and a fellow of the Faculty for Public Health. He has a specific interest in inequality and the relationship that members of the pubic have with their local health system. His recent work includes working with Healthwatch England to develop national quality standards for local Healthwatch, leading on the evaluation of a range of initiatives to strengthen public voice in local health systems and contributing to the development of the What Works for Wellbeing Centre’s work on Community Wellbeing.
Mark is lay member on Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, where he chairs their Patient Experience, Equalities and Engagement Committee and is vice chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee. He is also Chair of Citizens Advice Sheffield – the largest Citizens Advice Bureau in the country and was a commissioner on the Low Commission into the future of Welfare Rights and Legal advice. Mark has worked at a national and local government level including in the Department of Health, and locally in Housing and Social Services and was the healthy city co-ordinator for Sheffield.