Joanne Smithson is the Head of Implementation & Learning at The What Works Centre for Wellbeing, the  UK’s national body for wellbeing evidence, policy & practice. Joanne is an experienced leader and researcher known for effective delivery, a strong collaborative style, and a focus on ‘what works.’ Joanne explores what local government, health organisations and communities can do to maximise the wellbeing reach of their programmes, and evaluate their impact.  Joanne also leads the Centre’s work on Wellbeing at the End of Life.  

Joanne is a registered Public Health Practitioner, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, and holds Masters level qualifications in Public Health and Business Administration.  Joanne’s research on Local Government policy making to maximise wellbeing was a finalist in the 2022 Innovation in Public Health Awards.


Fri 10th Feb - 1:30 pm

A spotlight on: Mental Health, Wellbeing and Support Needs in palliative and end of life care