Hugh graduated from QUB and UU and is an Associate member of the Chartered Governance Institute. Hugh is Head of Community Wellbeing for the Northern Health and Social Care Trust responsible for population health initiatives furthering prevention and early intervention.  Hugh works with statutory agencies as Trust lead for Community Planning Partnerships. He engages collaboratively with third sector partners to develop placed based approaches to mental health in communities designed to reduce stigma, improve understanding and enhance practice. Other activities include promoting arts and wellbeing, tackling loneliness and reducing health inequalities.