Name and Country


Paola Ardiles, Canada

Lecturer, Social Innovation, Health & Community Partnerships, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Co-Founder, Bridge for Health Coop

Margaret Barry, Ireland

Chair of the Global Working Group

IUHPE President, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, NUI, Galway, Ireland

Mariette Chartier, Canada

Senior Research Scientist, Assistant Professor, Manitoba Centre for Health
Policy, Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Aleisha Clarke, United Kingdom


Head of What Works, Child Mental Health and Wellbeing, Early Intervention Foundation, London, UK 

Marion Cooper, Canada

Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association Winnipeg/ Manitoba, Canada

Aisling Doherty, Ireland

Mental Health Promotion Manager, Mental Health Ireland

Lisa Ducat, New Zealand

Workplace Wellbeing Specialist, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Juliana Fleury, Brazil


President of ASEC Brazil– Child Mental and Emotional Health Association,
leading Skills for Life Movement initiative 

Ciaran Fox, New Zealand

Mental Health Promotion Strategist, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Janet Fanslow, New Zealand


Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Emily Jenkins, Canada


Assistant Professor, School of Nursing , University of British Columbia,

Pascale Mantoura, Canada

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP), Institut
national de santé publique, Montréal, Québec 

Miranda Novak, Croatia

Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioural Disorders, Faculty of
Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Debra Rickwood, Australia

Professor of Psychology, University of Canberra and Chief Scientific Advisor and Executive Director, National Youth Mental Health Foundation, Australia

Anne Sheridan, Ireland

National Lead for Mental Health Promotion, Health Service Executive Health & Wellbeing, Ireland 

Jude Stansfield, United Kingdom

National Adviser, Public Mental Health & Healthy Communities Priorities and Programmes Division, Health Improvement Directorate, Public Health England

Nina Tamminen, Finland

Senior Specialist, Mental Health Unit/WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Policy, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki

Irene Verins, Australia

Manager – Mental Wellbeing, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
(VicHealth), Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Orla Walsh, Ireland

Project Manager - Mental Health & Wellbeing, Health Service Executive, Health & Wellbeing, Dublin, Ireland


Chair’s and members’ responsibilities:

Margaret Barry will serve as the initial founding Chair of this group, a role that will rotate. The Global
Working Group will be organised into task-based sub-groups aligned with the different streams of
activity in the work plan. Each sub-group will have a chair/co-chairs who will convene the group and
organise the development and delivery of the work programme. Additional members will be
encouraged to join the groups in order to expand the reach and representation of the GWG.