Contacts and People
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0013
David Walters is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre (CWERC), Cardiff University. His research and writing is on various aspects of the work environment including: employee representation and consultation on health and safety; the politics of health and safety at work; regulating and inspecting health and safety management; chemical risk management at work; and health and safety in small firms. He has frequently advised various official inquiries, national and international organisations and professional bodies in the UK and elsewhere. He is editor of the journal Policy and Practice in Health and Safety and a member of the editorial board of Safety Science. Recent books include Regulating Workplace Risks: A Comparative Study of Inspection Regimes in Times of Change (2011), Workplace Health and Safety: International Perspectives on Worker Representation (2009), and Within Reach? Managing Chemical Risks in Small Enterprises (2008). David is also Associate Director of the Seafarers’ International Research Centre at Cardiff University.
Dr Emma Wadsworth
IOSH Research Fellow, BSc PhD Bristol
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20875123
Emma joined CWERC in October 2007. Her research has included various aspects of the work environment and her particular interests are in workplace health and safety and its management and regulation, and work and wellbeing. Emma’s current research involvement includes: Analysis of the determinants of workplace occupational safety and health practice in a selection of EU Member States; and Worker accident rates and safety practice in the global container ports industry: A comparative analysis of the practices and performance of Global Network Terminal Operators
Research Assistant, BSc MSc
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20870106
Katie has worked for CWERC since 2009. Since joining the team, Katie has worked on various projects using a variety of different research methodologies. Her particular interests lie in the area of employment and the workplace, the management of mental health, the role of work and health and its impact upon worker performance, sickness absence and job retention. Katie’s current research involvement includes: Analysis of the determinants of workplace occupational safety and health practice in a selection of EU Member States; and Worker accident rates and safety practice in the global container ports industry: A comparative analysis of the practices and performance of Global Network Terminal Operators. Katie is also currently in the writing up stages of her PhD, which looks at the management of common mental health in primary care.
Ms Vicky Parkin
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20870246