Senior Communications Officer, Public Health Scotland
Vivienne's professional bio / interests
Senior Communications Officer at Public Health Scotland. I have provided communications support and advice to the COVID-19 Incident Management Team throughout the pandemic. I am also the PHS Communications Lead for Place and ScotPHN. Chartered PR Practitioner and MCIPR accredited practitioner. PRCA PR Leadership Diploma and holder of the Government Communications Service professional certificate in Communications. Scottish Women in Journalism Committee member and a Director of Govanhill Baths Community Trust. I have been supporting Public Health Scotland's COVID-19 Incident Management Team through the pandemic. PR professional since 1990 who has held key positions during times of major change in the NHS, during local government re-organisation and as Communications Manager for Railtrack Scotland during privatisation.
I’d like help with…
Connecting public health to wider communications issues. Supporting others with crisis communications.
An interesting, or unusual fact(s) about me…
I am a punk performance poet. I run a local record club and love going to gigs. Reading - I'm in two book clubs. Theatre - my degree is in Drama and English. Photography (I studied Photography with Sam Taylor-Johnson).
A career highlight
Coverage of NHS Health Scotland's reports on alcohol harm, which led to the strengthening of the Scottish Government's alcohol strategy and a change in societal attitudes to alcohol and measures to limit alcohol consumption: http://www.healthscotland.scot/news/2017/june/scotlands-alcohol-problem-persists
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivienne-wilson-chart-pr-mcipr-a7587249/ Twitter: @Viviennewilson Instagram: @social6thdecade
Oct 14, 2020