Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Kim Ozano

Kim Ozano

PhD Student


areas of expertise

I Graduated in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Science at the University of Wales. Following graduation I worked for local government as a Smokefree Enforcement Officer and Coordinator for the new Smokefree Premises legislation. I was then recruited in Birkenhead, England as a Senior Technical Officer in Environmental Health focusing on tobacco control. Also during this time I graduated from The University of Chester with an MSc (Hons) in Exercise and Nutrition. I then progressed to the role of Public Health Manager in Wirral NHS as a Commissioner. This included developing, implementing and monitoring a range of services to improve public health issues including tobacco control, drug and alcohol reduction, CVD prevention, early years child health and tackling health inequalities. I also developed behaviour change techniques and social marketing skills as a key part of my role. In 2011 I became an Honorary Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University and completed a PGCE to further develop my teaching skills. In 2012 I took a one year career break to go to South Sudan with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) as a Public Health Management Advisor for Wau County Health Department. For the next three years I will be undertaking a PhD with Liverpool John Moores University looking at skills and knowledge gaps of health workers in low to middle income countries. I am also currently a Volunteer Advisor for the Research Ethics Committee within the Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Chester.