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Cheryll Adams CBE

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Executive director, Institute of Health Visiting

cheryll adams

cheryll adams

Dr Cheryll Adams has had a portfolio career for almost 20 years, working as a health visitor on the south coast of England alongside various research roles, moving full time into national work in 2000.

She worked for the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association for 11 years, nine leading on research, and then two as lead professional officer.

Her specific research interests are in infant, perinatal and family mental health. In 2012, Cheryll co-founded the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) to strengthen the quality and consistency of health visiting services across the UK, becoming its first Executive Director.

The Institute has proved immensely popular with health visitors and others interested in their work and in 2018 was awarded the global White Swan award for its perinatal and infant mental health training.

Among many advisory roles, Cheryll is a professional adviser to UNICEF, supporting its work in Eastern Europe and Central Asia to establish home visiting services based on the health visitor model.

She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List in 2017, and in 2018 she was made Alumna of the year by the University of Surrey for her work on behalf of health visiting. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.

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