Val lectures at a range of levels from foundation, through undergraduate to postgraduate. This represents all of the discipline team’s degrees (BSc Environmental Health & Public Health and MSc Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing & Applied Public Health) and the foundation in Health and Social Sciences. She is module leader for subjects ranging from heath sociology & influencing individual and organisational change to risk perception and communication.
Val holds an MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing, a postgraduate Certificate in Management and is a voting Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Following a 25 year career in the private sector, 16 of which at management and senior management level, Val took a career-break to return to study and 4 years later emerged with a first class honours degree (with prizes) in Environmental Health. Val never quite left the University, returning to participate in open days as an ambassador for the course and then to teach on the degree as an associate tutor, most years. In September 2016, she joined the team in a full time capacity.
Having spent 6 years working in and latterly, managing the Healthy Working Wales team at Public Health Wales, Val has an interest in workplace wellbeing and the impact that line management can have on individual wellbeing.
George E., Tomlinson A., Scholey V., Williams E., Griffiths J. (in press). An Independent Review of the Provision of Smoking Cessation Services in Wales. A report commissioned by Welsh Government, to be published early 2018.
Bell, N., Powell, C., Sykes, P. and Scholey V. From Health to Wellbeing. Safety and Health Practitioner. August 2015. Available online at:
Val has set up and run an Employers’ Wellbeing Forum, inviting employers to come together to share their experiences of implementing wellbeing initiatives, hosted by the university.
Member of the steering group for Engage For Success, Wales
Member of the Wales Heads of Environmental Health Group, Health and Safety Expert Panel
Member of the Discipline Team’s Ethics Committee