My previous career was in environmental consultancy with ERM, an international organisation, where I provided technical input ranging from laboratory analysis to technical reporting, and development and delivery of NEBOSH and IEMA approved courses.
I am an IEMA Registered Auditor and member of the North East Steering Group as well as an active member of the local Green Thinkers organisation.
Prior to my career as an Environmentalist, I studied Clinical Biochemistry and a PhD in the Biochemistry of Diabetes.
Teaching and supervision
My particular academic interests lie with the application of life-cycle assessments and issues of sustainable products and services. I lead our online PgD/MSc Environment, Health and Safety and teach on both on campus and online postgraduate courses.
I have supervised many MSc projects in Environmental as well as Health and Safety Management, and I actively participate in the development of the curriculum in line with IOSH and IEMA guidelines.