Skills and interests (public health consultant and specialist)

Read about the skills that public health consultants and specialists need.

  • flexibility to cope with multiple and changing demands
  • ability to meet tight deadlines
  • high level of intellectual rigour
  • political awareness, tact, and diplomacy
  • ability to understand other cultures
  • ability to work across organisational boundaries
  • ability to advise, challenge, and advocate
  • negotiation and motivation skills
  • ability to influence without having direct authority

Public health consultant giving presentation

You might also 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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