Jevgeni Ossinovski is the Minister for Health and Labour of the Republic of Estonia. Previously, he was Minister of Education and Research. Ossinovski is a former member of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu. Ossinovski acquired a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tartu on the speciality of Philosophy. He has a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Warwick University (UK) as well as a Master’s degree in Politology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 European Commissioner for Food and Health Safety (2014-present)

Vice-President of the World Health Assembly (2014); Minister for Health (2012-14); Deputy Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament (2001-04); Party leader of Lietuvos Socialdemokratų Partija (LSDP, Social Democratic Party of Lithuania) (1999-2000); Member of the Lithuanian Parliament (1992-04 and 2008-14); Signatory of the act of independence of Lithuania and co-author of the country's constitution (1990-92); Founder of the LSDP (1989); Medical doctor and surgeon in Kaunas, Ignalina and Vilnius (1975-93); Master's degree in History, Vilnius University (1984); Medical doctor's degree, Kaunas Institute of Medicine (1975).


Dr David McCartney, Clinical Lead of the LEAP programme, which is part of the services provided by the Substance Misuse Directorate and is delivered in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, Transition/Access to Industry and the Serenity Café.

Suzanne has been CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland since 2013, is Interim Policy Lead for the HSE Alcohol Programme, and a director of Eurocare (European Alcohol Policy Alliance). Suzanne joined the organisation having served as Executive Director, Samaritans Ireland for six years. Suzanne has extensive experience in senior management, policy and communications in the non-profit sector, and has a BSoc.Sc.i and MBS from University College Dublin, and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

Tracy Shildrick recently joined the sociology department at Newcastle University having previously held a Chair in Sociology and Social Policy at University of Leeds. Her research focusses on youth transitions to adulthood and has a particular focus on intergenerational inequalities. She has undertaken many years of in-depth research with people living in deprived neighbourhoods in Teesside and in Glasgow and her co-authored book, 'Poverty and Insecurity: Life in low pay no pay Britain' won the British Academy Peter Townsend prize in 2013.

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