Community Health Trainers in the UK – identity, identity work and boundary work

This article contributes empirical findings and sociological theoretical perspectives to discussions of the role of community lay health workers, including in improving the health of individuals and communities. We focus on the role of the Health Trainer (HT), at its inception described as one of the most innovative developments in UK Public Health policy.


University of Lincoln, College of Social Science Research

Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science;

Rachel Williams, Community Lincs, UK;

Geoff Middleton, University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science;

Hannah Henderson, University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science;

Lee Crust, University of Lincoln, School of Sport and Exercise Science;

Adam Evans, University of Copenhagen.