Malcolm Ward works for the Public Health Wales. Following careers in the Royal Navy as a medical assistant, meteorological observer and helicopter aircrewman respectively, Malcolm trained as a registered nurse specialising in Cardiac Care. In 1995, Malcolm joined the health promotion service in Merthyr Tydfil as a generic Health Promotion Specialist gaining a postgraduate diploma in health promotion at the Univeresity of the West of England in Bristol, and subsequently a Masters degree in Public Health at the University of Wales College of Medicine.
As a specialist in the promotion of physical activity, he has advised on both policy development and programme delivery locally, nationally and internationally. He presently manages the public health networks ans is leading on a European Social Determinants and Health Inequalities project. He has recently produced guidance for public engagement in public health and an associated toolkit for practitioners on public engagement.
He has written for various publications on subjects including GP referral exercise, men's health, the role of sports science in health, nutrition and workplace healthm being awarded the 2010 Pittu Laungani award for the best paper published in the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education 2009/2010.