Meet the Team

Nick Lowden
Nick Lowden: Project Manager - Public Health HEE NW

Project Manager Public Health, HEE NW


Working as part of the Health Education England working across the North West Team wider transformation team. Nicks is to lead the Public Health work programme to build public health capacity and capability across the healthcare system in the North West.

Nick has been at HEE since April 2022 and prior to this has worked in workforce development roles at both Public Health England and Office for Health Improvements and Disparities. 

Terri Ashton: Programme Support Administrator - HEE NW

Programme Support Administrator, HEE NW


Working as part of the Health Education England across the North West, Terri provides administrative support to the PHPN Network.

Terri has previously worked in the Credit Documentation Department of the Royal Bank of Scotland and as an Administrative Clerk in the Radiology Department of Stepping Hill Hospital before joining the North West HEE team in December 2021.


Richard Phillips
Richard Phillips: Workforce Development Manager - OHID NW

Workforce Development Manager, OHID NW


I have been Workforce Development Manager with PHE North West for the past five years working in conjunction with HEE to build capacity and capability in the public health workforce.

Success stories over this time have included the introduction of the UKPHR Practitioner Registration Scheme in the NW and the introduction of the Public Health Degree Apprenticeship.

I look forward to continuing my contribution to the development of the public health workforce and creating new opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in this area.

Stephen Peters
Stephen Peters: C&M Champs Public Health Collaborative Lead

C&M Champs Public Health Collaborative Lead


Steve joins the Champs Support team leading on Population Health Workforce Development in Cheshire and Merseyside (C&M). He brings a wealth of experience of workforce development, stakeholder engagement and programme management from his regional and national roles in the sport and physical activity sector.

Steve has ten years of strategic leadership experience as chair of trustees for an Active Partnership in the West Midlands and as a director of Rounders England. Steve has also lectured in Higher and Further Education.