Dennis Wilkes

Dennis Wilkes
Assistant Director, Public Health

Dennis is the Assistant Director of Public Health in Birmingham. He has also been a General Practitioner (North West England, West Midlands, and New Zealand), a Consultant in Public Health (Solihull, Coventry, and South Staffordshire), and Solihull’s Director of Public Health (2002-2007).

His concern about the impact poverty has upon families has been formed through the experience of serving communities in Liverpool, Oldham, Stockport and North Solihull as a General Practitioner. In addition, having five children and serving in Solihull MBC at the time of the development of Every Child Matters has aroused concerns about the limitation of educational and training opportunities for families, particularly in disadvantaged communities.