UCW hosts Chartered Institute of Environmental Health conference

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Leading professionals and academics specialising in the field of public and environmental health visited Weston on Friday (18th November) for a conference hosted by University Centre Weston (UCW).

The event brought together the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, university lecturers and local authorities to discuss policy and research.

Topics discussed at the conference included air quality, food safety, housing standards and noise pollution.

UCW students presented some of own their work to academics from Plymouth, Birmingham, Ulster and Cardiff Metropolitan universities.

Their research included a study on the correlation between takeaway restaurants and child obesity, allergens and risk perception, and randomised control trials.

Tim Everett, the President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, said: “It was a really excellent event, with quality papers submitted by the students.

“I’m very enthusiastic about encouraging research and building up the knowledge base in the profession, so it was brilliant to be at UCW for this conference.”

UCW Public and Environmental Health lecturer David Lown added: “UCW has one of the only degree pathways accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Health, so we were delighted to welcome so many experts in the subject to UCW.

“It was also a pleasure to see our students communicate their research in such a professional manner; I’m sure many of them will go on to have interesting and enjoyable careers in the public and environmental health sector.”