Jane Abraham is the workplace health and wellbeing associate at C3. Jane developed her interest in this field after working in economic development and seeing the links between the improved health of the workforce and its impact on productivity and growth.

She is passionate about how using workplaces as a setting to improve individuals’ lifestyles can have significant impacts on the quality of life of individuals, benefit their wider communities, and can also bring about business success. A win-win scenario. She also wants to create more robust evidence about what really works so it is easier for businesses of all sizes to make good choices.

Jane is considered a specialist in her field with a wealth of experience in workplace health and wellbeing across policy, strategy, academia and with award winning delivery programmes. She has worked in this field for local government, across the UK in the areas of greatest health inequalities for the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) healthy communities team, and as one of the Regional Workplace Health and Wellbeing Champions delivering the Black report (2008) strategic outcomes in the SW of England. Jane has also been involved in extensive research with both UK and global academic research programmes, especially regarding engaging SMEs.

As well as working with C3 Jane is a Policy Fellow with the Joint Work and Health Unit (DH and DWP) and the Academic Lead on workplace wellbeing for University of Exeter business and medical schools.

Jane’s role:

Jane oversees all of C3’s workplace health and wellbeing activity, including the Workplace Health Movement.

How Jane practises what she preaches:

Before joining C3 Jane was an avid runner, completing many marathons. However, after many foot operations in 2015 she is not as light on her feet but walks wherever she can. As she hates the tube she is known to calculate walking times to all her meetings and can regularly clock up 20k steps per day. Jane tries to eat healthily (apart from chocolate occasionally!) and has never smoked and rarely drinks alcohol.

Email icon jane.abraham@c3health.org