Pre-conference Workshops on Day 1 - Conference Sessions on Days 2,3&4

Prof. Sushma Acquilla

Prof. Sushma Acquilla

Vice Chair, Global Health Committee & India Lead, FPH - UK

Sushma is vice Chair of the Global Health Committee and previously International Faculty Advisor, from 2006- 2016, to the UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) of Royal College of Physicians (RCP). Sushma is leading on the India Special Interest Group in the Faculty.  Sushma also represented the Faculty of Public Health (FPH,UK)  on the Wellcome Trust funded,  UK consortium of Universities with Public Health foundations of India (PHFI) between 2006-2019. She was appointed as International advisor on the board of Indian Journal of Public Health.

Honorary Senior lecturer at Imperial College London and Adjunct Professor at the Public Health Foundations of India (PHFI) and associated Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH) & Visiting Professor at the RDGardi, Medical College at Ujjain charitable Trust and Research Centre. She helped develop Competency based training curriculum for MPH in India .

She works as the Independent consultant in Public health, having her own company SDAcquilla Consultancy Limited.

She is a leader and a key influence in the development of the National Public Health Leadership Program for England for over 10 years and was Program Director for the  National Public Health Leadership Program, funded by the Department of Health, for Senior Public Health professionals from 2002-2011. She also developed and delivered a Leadership program for senior officers in Odisha.

Sushma has carried out Scoping study and SWOT analysis for the Government of Odisha, in preparation to implementation of the Public Health Cadre in the State of Odisha. She did similar work in the State of MP and developed a road map for the implementation of Public Health Cadre. This has led to her appointment and Role as Project Director for the delivery of MOU between the State of Odisha and the FPH, UK. The project carried out training needs assessment, developed, designed and delivered the trainer development program and Leadership program to senior officers in the State health system in Odisha. She contributed actively to the development of the National MPH Curriculum for India working with the Ministry of Health in India. This has been approved by the Ministry of Health for implementation in Indian State health systems and universities, through UGC as a Standard for MPH delivery in June 2018.

Professional Status/ Qualifications

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, (FRCP)

Fellow of Faculty of Public Health Medicine (FFPHM)

Diploma in Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching, Institute of Leadership and Management

Diploma in Child Health of Royal College of Physicians (DCH)

Member of Faculty of Community Child Health (MFCH)

Certificate in Medical Education (CME)

Member of Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHM)

Fellow Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM)

International Faculty Advisor, UK Faculty of Public Health 2006-2016


Day 2 Improving the performance of health services: The role of clinical leadership 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Al Majlis Hall