Cardiff Met Honorary Fellow launches Environmental Health text book at Cardiff School of Management


​(Left- Right) Professor Adrian Peters, Dean of Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Andy Curnin, Programme Director BSc (Hons) Environmental Health, Julie Barratt, Barrister and Environmental Health Officer and Chris Lewis, Solicitor.  

​Barrister and Environmental Health Officer Julie Barratt has launched 'Investigation and Prosecution: Practical Guidance for Local Authority Enforcement Officers' at the university.

Julie, who is Director of The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health CIEH Wales and was awarded an honorary fellowship of the University five years ago, has written the legal practice text book under the editorship of solicitor and high court advocate Chris Lewis.

Aimed at local authority enforcement officers who take enforcement action, including Environmental Health Officers and students interested in this sector, the book is the only one on the market that directly addresses the practical aspects of the role of local government investigators, who have considerable powers and are the only people who enforce statue law addressed at local government.

Julie and Chris signed books for students at the launch, which was attended by industry professionals and university alumni.

Julie said: "The book offers advice based on practical experience, rather than being a standard text book.

"My Fellowship here at the University has given me close links to students in Wales, and my work as a Visiting Lecturer gives me the opportunity to provide careers advice. Working with colleagues within the Environmental Health team is also useful as we develop student training experiences and opportunities."