Heather Wilson Programme and Policy Officer

Healthy Lives team
Policy and Programmes Officer Healthy Lives

Heather is a Policy and Programme Officer in Healthy Lives. Heather works on Health as an Asset, helping with the programme management of projects exploring the connection between health and the economy, with interest in homelessness and health inequality. Heather also works to make research findings accessible and relevant for policymakers to help drive a healthy future for all.

Before joining the Health Foundation, she was on a policy graduate scheme at Cancer Research UK. Heather is also a qualified nurse, who continues to work several days a month across emergency care and in an outreach setting for those experiencing homelessness.

Latest articles


Insuring against insecurity – how the pandemic has shown the need for social security reform


Many people who experienced severe financial strain during the pandemic were not eligible to claim...


Reconditioning the benefits system for a stronger COVID-19 recovery


How can the benefits system support the nation’s health? Research into Universal Credit uptake...

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Unemployment and mental health

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‘Levelling up’ just got much harder


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