Skills and interests (public health academic)

This page offers you a brief description of some of the main skill and qualities needed by public health academics.

Tutor and student

Some of the skills you'll need as a public health academic include: 

  • being able to communicate well, both verbally and in writing
  • being able to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a wide range of audiences
  • excellent research skills
  • well-developed organisational skills 
  • coping with changing demands
  • negotiation skills 
  • understanding and appreciating other organisational cultures
  • managing budgets
  • acting as a positive role model  
  • managing and motivating colleagues

You may find it helpful to take a look at our career planning section to think more about the skills and qualities you have to offer. 

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