Irene Beautyman is the Place and Wellbeing Partnership Lead between Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service. She is passionate about improving the impact the places where we live, work and relax have on the wellbeing of people and planet. Irene leads the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme which is delivering national-local support to embed consideration of place into the decision making process of all sectors. The Programme supports Councils and Health Boards to embed Scotland’s Place and Wellbeing Outcomes: these are the nationally identified features we need to get right in every place to enable our people and planet to thrive.
With a background as a public sector town planner, Irene was 2020 Convenor of the Royal Town Planning Institute and is currently on the Board of Paths for All and an Honorary Research Fellow at Heriot Watt University.