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Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Courses

Occupational and Environmental Public Health

The Occupational and Environmental Public Health discipline covers a wide range of topics including food safety, environmental protection, public health, occupational health, safety and wellbeing and housing.

The primary aim of the discipline team is to help communities, organisations and individuals to develop the skills needed to create a positive, healthy and safe living and working environment.


Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences

External Engagement and Innovation

The Occupational Public and Environmental Health team work closely with public and private sector industry to develop collaborative opportunities in consultancy, contract research and short course.

Please click on the relevant link below to see how we can help you.

Consultancy - Helping businesses achieve their goals
Contract Research - Developing innovative projects
Short Courses – Delivering professional development


In addition to the above we also have the following collaborative opportunities:


Health and Wellbeing Employers Forum - For more details contact Val Scholey

Student placements - For more details contact Henry Dawson



Our academic team include researchers who are internationally recognised in their fields of expertise and we have a healthy and expanding body of research students.

The focus of our research activities are applied in nature and designed to influence and support public, private and overseas organisations. These activities greatly enhance and inform curriculum development and delivery.

Key areas of activity include:

Environmental Public Health Research Group
Centre for Health, Safety and Environment
Workplace Health and Wellbeing


Internationalisation plays an important role in all aspects of the discipline, from delivering internationally recognised programmes to developing projects and collaborations with other institutions across the world.

Examples include:


  •  Honorary Doctorate - Professor Mabel Imbuga 2018
Prof George Karani from the Centre of Occupational & Environmental Public Health nominated Professor Mabel Opanda Imbuga, Vice Chancellor of Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT, for an Honorary Doctorate award. The JKUAT VC awarded the degree on 12/7/2018.  To find out more please go to Honorary Doctorate - Professor Mabel Imbuga 2018

  • Environmental Public Health Research Group

The overall aim of the Environmental Public Health research group is to improve quality of life.​ Our work spans the globe with local projects here in Wales together with partnership projects in Africa and the Middle East. We cover a wide range of environmental issues including: Malaria prevention; water sanitation; working conditions among industrial workers and bio aerosol exposure and collaborate with local/national governments and a number of industrial partners. To find out more please go to Environmental Public Health Research Group


  • Trans National Education - Singapore

In 2017 the discipline team validated the MSc Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing programme in Singapore. The programme is delivered on behalf of Cardiff Met by DIMENSIONS International College in Singapore


  • Trans National Education - Lebanon

ERASMUS+ funded project between Cardiff Met and the Modern University of Business and Science (MUBS) delivering a simultaneous workshop to students from both Universities exploring ways to improve conditions in refugee camps.


  • Student visits to Uganda

Cardiff Met Short Term Mobility funded student visit to  Makerere University in Kampala. Nine students visited the university for a week and presented at a Environmental Health staff and student conference.


  • Student visit to Malawi

Cardiff Met Short Term Mobility funded student visit to Malawi.  Five students presented at the International Federation of Environmental Health World Conference.


  • Student visit to Jordan

ALSADI Changing Lives Foundation and Cardiff Met student Short term mobility Funding will enable twelve students to visit Jordan and engage with Non Governmental Organisations (NGO) and charities to look at public health interventions.


  • Staff exchange 

ERASMUS Funded staff exchange in partnership with Makerere University. Teaching and training mobility funding enabled seven members of staff to participate in exchange visits between the two Universities. 


  • International Training Centre

The vision of the ITC is to provide flexible, accredited learning opportunities for public health practitioners, both here in the UK and internationally.  To find out more about please go to the International Training Centre


Staff Profiles