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Brian Heath

International Franchise Officer

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB241

+44 (0) 1772 89 3236

Bheath1@uclan.ac.uk

Brian Heath is a member of staff in the School of Engineering at UCLan, Preston Campus where he is the International Franchise Officer working with UCLan partners in Hong Kong, Oman and Mauritius coordinating staff visits, Quality Assurance issues and Staff Development. Brian Has a background in surveying and construction, having qualified as a chartered quantity surveyor in 1977 and holds masters degrees is Management Sciences from Manchester University and Public Health from LJMU.

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Brian Heath has been lecturing and researching in Higher Education since 1980. He has worked in the UK and Australia and have developed undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of construction, professional practice and public health ranging from the BSc (Hons) full and part time courses in Quantity Surveying at UCLAN to the MPH and MA Professional Practice at Glyndwr. From a first degree in Construction Economics he has read for masters’ degrees in Management Sciences at UMIST and Public Health at Liverpool John Moores. He has developed from this base specialist areas of expertise including Health and Safety in Construction, Risk Management, Environmental Risk Management and Leadership and Ethics. Brian Heath has provided a range of consultancy services to organisations in the UK and the Middle East, mainly in the areas of health, safety and risk management.

These areas are underpinned by research and other professional and voluntary activities. Brian Heath has undertaken research into the role of service organisations in promoting quality of life in people affected by HIV. This research being supported by voluntary work at a small HIV charity in Liverpool and in turn supports my academic contribution to Leadership and Ethics teaching. Current work is focussed on construction and surveying course in Oman, Hong Kong and Mauritius.

Qualifications

  • BSc Construction Economics, University of Glamorgan (1976)
  • MSc Management Sciences, UMIST (1991)
  • MSc Applied Public Health, John Moores University, Liverpool (2006)
  • National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (2004)
  • National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (2006)

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Professional Associate, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors Division (1978)
  • Incorporated Quantity Surveyor, Faculty of Architecture, Chartered Institute of Building (2002)
  • Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health (2002)
  • Member, Institute of learning and Teaching (HEI) (2002)
  • Tutor for:
  • NEBOSH General Certificate (2003)
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate (2003)
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management (2006)

Publications

Heath BC (2014) Disaster and Emergency Management Systems in Tolley’s Health and Safety Handbook, L. Bamber(Ed), Butterworth Heinemann. London

Madoc-Jones I and Heath BC (2009) Addressing Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace in Promoting Workplace Well-Being Neil Thompson and John Bates (Eds) Palgrave Macmillan

Heath BC (2004) An investigation into the effect of partnering in promoting health and safety management on construction sites in Construction Safety Management Systems, S. Rowlinson (Ed), Spon Press, London, pp 133-146

Heath B.C. (1996) The Origin, Incidence and Resolution of Conflict in Construction, International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation (CIB) Publication No 196. B.C. Heath (Ed)