My current role is MBA Health & Safety Advisor. This encompasses the provision of advice and expertise across all MBA activities from the site and buildings themselves through fieldwork, laboratory, workshop and office-based activities, together with oversight of the MBA’s Safety Management Systems. The role also includes safety induction for all staff, students, volunteers and visitors, together with provision of safety training. I am also responsible for investigation of any accidents, incidents and near-misses and I chair the monthly Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee meetings. I hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health together with the NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety.
Prior to Health & Safety, my science background surrounded the sources, behaviour, fate and effects of contaminants (including metals, organometals, nanomaterials, endocrine disruptors) in estuarine and coastal environments. A particular interest was the role of fine sediments in the behaviour, transport and bioavailability of contaminants, together with their role as long-term reservoirs of historic contamination.
Outside of work I enjoy a wide range of sports and activities including cycling, trail-running, sea-kayaking, hillwalking and climbing. I also own a boat and enjoy fishing and diving from my home in Looe, Cornwall.