Richard Alderslade is a British adjunct associate professor of public and health administration at The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (also known as NYU Wagner, or simply Wagner), whose areas of expertise include education, health management, health policy, international development, and management. In the United Kingdom, he has worked in public health, research and higher education, national and local health administration, for 25 years, as well as in humanitarian and development international health for 10 years.
Richard holds the following degrees: BM, MA, BCh (Oxon). He is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (abbreviated as FFPH) as well as the Royal College of Physicians of London (or FRCP), in the UK. In his home country, he has worked: with the Medical Civil Service for 5 years, which included a senior medical officer appointment as private secretary to the Chief Medical Officer; under the National Health Service for 10 years, as a consultant for public health medicine and as a regional director for public health; in community care as a professor for a year; and as community health services' unit general manager for 3 years.
He has also worked internationally for 8 years at the Europe regional office of the World Health Organization (or WHO) -- in humanitarian public health work. In 2001, he worked for a year for the United Kingdom Department for International Development and the European Union, he served as an adviser in the development of Romania's child protection services. He then moved to the United States to become a senior external relations officer at the WHO's office at the United Nations in NY -- he was there for 4 years.
Since 2006, he's been the Children's High Level Group's chief officer. The Children's High Level Group is a non-government organization in London that is focused on enhancing arrangements for child education, protection services, health, and welfare throughout Europe. The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is a public policy school providing a full curriculum in management and public and non-profit policy. Since its foundation in 1938, the school has been helping prepare and educate students to become the world's future public service leaders.
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