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Professor David Walters
Prof David Walters

Centre Director

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0013
Email: WaltersD@Cardiff.ac.uk

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
Dr Emma Wadsworth 

IOSH Research Fellow, BSc PhD Bristol
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20875123
Email: WadsworthEJ@cardiff.ac.uk

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

 

Katie Webb 

Research Assistant, BSc MSc
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20870106
Email: MarshKL@Cardiff.ac.uk

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 

Centre Administrator
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20870246
Email: ParkinVA@cardiff.ac.uk

 

Lilis Surienty
Dr Lilis Surienty

Dr Lilis Surienty is currently at visiting academic at the Cardiff Work Environment Research Centre (CWERC), in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. She is also a senior lecturer in the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her research specialises in; International Human Resource Management, Expatriate Management, Occupational Safety and Health, and Quality Work Life. She has published research articles in both local and international proceedings such as the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health, Asian Academy of Management, and Academy of International Business. She has been an invited speaker to the 2005 Malaysia HR Online Conference for HR practitioners, Department of Occupational Safety and Health and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers OSH seminars. She has engaged in consultancy work with Kolej Professional MARA in developing teaching modules and Motorola, Penang on Self-directed Work Teams (SWDT). Her expertise has also been consulted for Local Government projects in the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) which relates to community well-being.