Gayle Davis


Job Title: ​Senior ​Lecturer

Room No: D1.11

Telephone No: + 44 (0)29 20​20 ​5786

Email Address:


Gayle has been teaching on the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health degree for over 13 years and during this time has ​become both a fellow and then Senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Gayle has engaged on a Higher Education Academy teaching excellence programme and INSIGHTS leadership development course. She also delivers teaching on the MSc Applied Public Health and supervises master's students across both the MSc Applied Public Health and MSc Occupational Safety, Health & Wellbeing courses.

Her main teaching areas of interest are:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Health Impact Assessment
  • Health Protection

Gayle has also had the opportunity to deliver teaching sessions in Institutions both in Europe and Africa and continues to foster these international partnerships​.


Gayle studied Environmental Health at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) before working for several years in the public sector dealing with Environmental Protection related issues including nuisance investigation, air quality, environmental health policy and strategy, as well as specialising in noise control and environmental acoustics. Gayle then moved into a broader public health role as manager of a strategic public health partnership. She holds a Master in Public Health from Cardiff University and post graduate certificate in Acoustics and noise control engineering. During her time in practice, Gayle developed several research interests and is currently undertaking a PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In addition to this Gayle is very keen to develop her pedagogic research with particular interest in assessment literacy and problem based enquiry.


Presentation at the Advance HE's Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, Teaching in the spotlight: Innovation for teaching excellence being held on 2-4 July 2019 at Northumbria University. Presentation entitled - Contextualised academic skills induction to aid transition and retention for undergraduate and postgraduate students. (Stuart Scott, Chris Dennis, Gayle Davis, Alastair Tomlinson)

Presentation to the Environmental Public Health - Collaboration for Sustainable Development Conference, Nairobi, Kenya - Air Quality Management in the UK: A practical perspective. (May 2012)

Poster at Learning & Teaching conference – Cardiff Metropolitan University - Student experience of patch work text assessment – a public health policy module experience. (July 2017)

Poster presentation session - Higher Education Academy Conference, Newcastle. Student experience of patch work text assessment – a public health policy module experience. (January 2018)

Dyjack, D. T., Choonara, A., Davis, G., Hannelly, T., Lynch, Z., Mitchell, G., Rodrigues, M. A., Shaw, L., & Ross, K. E. (2021). The COVID-19 Pandemic and Environmental Health: Lessons Learned. Journal of Environmental Health, 5, 20-.

Rodrigues, M. A., Silva, M. v., Errett, N. A., Davis, G., Lynch, Z., Dhesi, S., Hannelly, T., Mitchell, G., Dyjack, D., & Ross, K. E. (2021). How can Environmental Health Practitioners contribute to ensure population safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic? Safety Science, 136 (September 2020), 105136.​

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Gayle is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and member of the ​Chartered Institute of Environmental Health ( A member of the Institute of Acoustics ( and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (