BiographySenior local government officer for 23 years following 10 years as an Environmental Health Officer.
Broad experience in private sector housing, food safety, health and safety, air pollution and noise and infectious disease control.
Significant strategy development experience in sustainability and climate change with proven management skills in project development and making partnerships work.
4 years consultancy for private sector roofing and metal fabrication company.
Considerable presentational and communication skills evidenced by many presentations and published documents including the writing of the course books for the CIEH Level 3 and 4 Health and Safety at Work qualification, editing Bassett's Environmental Health Procedures and writing Procedures for Local Authority Licensing Officers.
Extensive experience at all levels of my professional body, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, including Chairman of Council in 2004. Currently a member of the Board of Trustees.
Diploma In Environmental Health 1978 Newcastle College
Diploma In Air Pollution 1979 Newcastle College
Diploma in Acoustic and Noise Control 1988 Newcastle Poly
LLB (Hons) 1983 Newcastle Polytechnic
HND in Applied Biology 1975 Sunderland Polytechnic
Certificate in Management Studies 1991 South Tyneside
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Health and Safety at Work
Climate Change Strategy in Local Authorities
I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) - granted August 1994 – Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and CIEH Member since 1975
I have a wide interest in social activities including running, cycling, playing darts, singing, listening to music, watching many types of sport, home maintenance and gardening. I also have an interest in writing plays and walking books.
I have been active in my professional body the Chartered Institute of Environmemntal Health having been a Trustee since 1994. I was Chairman of the Council in 2004 and Chair of the Resources Committee betweeen 2004 and 2012