Irene Beautyman


Irene is the Place & Wellbeing Partnership Lead at Public Health Scotland and the Improvement Service.

She is an expert in place and wellbeing, planning and 20-minute neighbourhoods. Irene is passionate about addressing Scotland’s inequalities and creating better places for health and wellbeing. She is bridging public health and local government to support place-based approaches that benefit the wellbeing of both people and planet while addressing inequalities. Leading local and national action through the Shaping Places for Wellbeing Programme to support policy and action that both reduces Scotland’s health inequalities, meets net-zero emission targets and post Covid recovery plans.

Irene regularly walks as part of her support for sustainable active travel.

She joined the Board of Paths for All in October 2022