The Scientific Advisory Group consists of scientists with international experience and a variety of backgrounds in research and policy in public health and the biological, behavioural and/or social sciences. Each scientist advises on the development of the Tuke Institute’s scientific portfolio and participates in various research projects, in tandem with partner-organisations.
Professor Roger Cooter
Mr. Charles Gentry
Charles Gentry is an American IT-specialist with over 30 years in development and design. He has worked for a number of large businesses including Pacific Bell Telephone, Lucent Technologies and the US Federal Reserve Bank. He has specialised in data communications and networked systems. He has written key systems that have supported E911 and robotic communications. His previous positions have been Senior Analyst at Lucent Technologies and Pacific Bell and IT Development Manager at AAM.
Professor Heirich co-founded the University of Michigan’s Health Policy Forum, and was the first chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Michigan Medical School’s Center for Integrated Medicine.Professor Heirich has had research grants from the National Institutes of Health’s Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Public Health system’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. He coauthored an NIH-sponsored manual, a research-based, step-by-step guide for doing worksite cardiovascular wellness programs, and later chaired a working group of nineteen national organizations that drew up recommended guidelines for worksite health-promotion. The Worker Health Program’s Wellness Outreach at Work program has been designated a Model Program by the U.S.Public Health Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
He is the author of several books, including “Rethinking Health Care: Innovation and change in America” (1998) and “Health Care Policy: Understanding our options” (1998), co-edited with Marilynn Rosenthal, and numerous articles, including “Worksite Cardiovascular Programs as a Route to Substance Abuse Prevention,” co-authored with Cynthia Sieck, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, January, 2000 pp 47-56. For more than twenty years, he has been designing and introducing various kinds of worksite wellness-programs and evaluating their effectiveness.
She is interested in both the theoretical approaches of medical policing through which eighteenth-century governing bodies in Bavaria tried to produce the subjects best suited to fulfill their policies, as well as the emergence of new organized medical practices (mentalities, rationalities, and techniques) through which the subjects were governed and governed themselves.
Although her main interest continues to be the world of early modern medicine and science, she developed a strong interest in visual culture due to her second project which takes her right into the twentieth century. Together with Roger Cooter (Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL) she is currently working on the visualisation practices of late 19th-and 20th century public health in Germany and Britain. Their particular focus in their joint monograph Biopolitics and the Politic of the Visual: German and British Projects on the ‘Century of the Eye’ is the history of the public health poster in both countries.
Professor Karl-Trummer is head of the Centre for Health and Migration at the University of the Danube at Krems, Austria. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science, a Masters degree in Socioeconomic Sciences, a second Masters degree in Organisational Development and Counselling, she received her PhD in Social Science with a thesis on “New Paradigms and Traditional Role-Models Enabling Factors and Obstacles for/to a Patient Oriented Health Care”. From 1993 to 1996, she was a Junior Scientist at the Institute for Applied Sociology, Vienna, and 1995-96 at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department for Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Since 1996, she has been the General Manager of the Trummer&Novak-Zezula OEG “InVivio – Transdisciplinary Research and Development” and from 1998 to 2008, she was a researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Sociology of Health and Medicine (LBISHM), the WHO-Cooperation Center (www.univie.ac.at/lbimgs) and, from 2000, she has been a Senior Scientist and member of the steering board there.She is a lecturer at various Universities, Independent Expert to the European Commission, DG Sanco and DG Research, Consultant for the German Ministry for Education and Science. Her main fields of research in Migration and Health, Organisational Development, Sustainable Development of Healthy Settings, and Transdisciplinary Research.
Professor James Wiley
Professor James Wiley was appointed Professor of Sociology and Director of Public Research Institute (PRI) at San Francisco State University in 2002. He is Project Director on the new Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions Grant from NIH’s National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. His current research focuses on two topics: interconnections between social science and public health and building bridges between quantitative and qualitative methods.
From 1974 to 1980 he conducted research on life style and longevity as Research Director of the Human Population Laboratory of the California Department of Health Services. In 1980 he became Assistant Director and Research Sociologist at the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served for 19 years as Principal Investigator on a variety of large-scale survey projects and taught graduate courses on methods of research in the Sociology Department. While at SRC he was, from 1984 until 1996, Co-Principal Investigator with Warren Winkelstein of the NIAID-funded San Francisco Men’s Health Study of the natural history and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in homosexual and bisexual men.
In 1999, Prof. Wiley assumed the position of Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the non-profit Public Health Institute (PHI) of Berkeley. PHI specializes in research, training and action programs in public health.