Martina Kane Policy and engagement manager

Healthy Lives team

Martina joined the Health Foundation in May 2017 as Policy and Engagement Manager.

Martina spent 10 years working in policy roles for patient organisations, most recently at Alzheimer’s Society and before that at Rethink Mental Illness.

Martina is a trained psychodynamic counsellor and did her MA dissertation on counsellor’s perspectives on talking therapies policy.



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Research report

Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery

Research report

A comprehensive review of the factors that affected the UK’s devastating COVID-19 death toll.


How are generation COVID-19 experiencing the pandemic?


The COVID-19 impact inquiry team round up emerging evidence of how the pandemic has affected young...

Newsletter blog

Weathering the storm? The pandemic’s impact on young people’s wellbeing

Newsletter blog

Martina Kane looks how the pandemic has affected young people’s mental health, and what society can...

Newsletter blog

A terrible time for teens? – worrying messages from Michael Marmot for today’s young people

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Martina Kane writes about the teenage boys who live down the road from her, and wonders, will they...


A healthy foundation for the future


The final report from the Young people's future health inquiry, bringing together all of the...

Learning report

A place to grow

Learning report

The second report from the Young people’s future health inquiry, exploring site visits with young...

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