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Corporate team profiles
The UK Health Forum is a diverse organisation, relying on the support and input of our Board of Trustees, Members, Observers and staff to achieve its aims.

Our staff, trustees and members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, but all have a passion for public health.

Organisational members include research organisations, charities, government departments, NGOs and other not-for-profit organisations. We also have a panel of distinguished experts in cardiovascular disease in our individual and associate members.

Our staff are involved in aspects of chronic disease prevention including policy research, disease and condition modelling, and information services provision.


Chief Executive Officer - Paul Lincoln

Paul has led the UK Health Forum since 2001. He has worked in public health at local, national and international levels in the public and third sector for over 36 years.

He is a member of numerous Government and scientific expert public health advisory groups. He is the chair of one on the NICE's standing Advisory Committees on Public Health.  He was a Director at the Health Education Authority and has worked in public health in the NHS and been an educational adviser, teacher and researcher.

He was awarded an OBE in the 2008 New Year honours list for services to healthcare and is an honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians and the Association of Directors of Public Health and a Professorial Fellow to the Royal Society of Public Health. He is also a visiting professor at Chester University

Corporate Services

Eleni Patel - Chartered Accountant

Eleni joined the organisation in 2012 as a Chartered Accountant having previously been treasurer of Huntington’s Disease Association.  As part of Corporate Services, she is responsible for the finance function. She is currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Dan French - Administrative Coordinator

Dan has worked with the UKHF since 1999 providing administrative support to the UKHF staff and trustees, helping to coordinate central office systems and facilities, administering meetings, and supporting financial procedures.

Mike Saunders - Corporate Support and (Policy) Project Coordinator

Mike joined the UKHF in 2017. He has worked extensively in administration and database services since the early 1990s, and also as a freelance music writer and researcher.

Also see: Policy, Modelling, Research and Information Services team profiles