Dr Andrew Mathieson

Dr Andrew Mathieson
Visiting Fellow
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Profile

Biography

Dr Andrew Mathieson graduated from Strathclyde University in 1988 with BSc (HONS) Environmental Health and after a period of professional training started working as Environmental Health Officer (EHO) for Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales.  From there he moved to Arbroath and started work as an EHO for Angus District Council. In 1991 he was promoted into a Senior position for Taunton Deane Borough Council where he worked his way up to Team Leader.  In 1997 he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer teaching Environmental Health for University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE).

During his time at UWE, Andrew held a number of departmental and senior appointments including award leader, marketing lead, admissions and personal tutor.  In addition he took great interest in student development and through his election as Chair South West Regional Management Board was able to embed student training and new officer development as a core function of the board.  At the same time he was elected by his peers as a trustee of the CIEH, the professional body representing EH in parts of UK.

As a trustee Andrew was able to influence and help shape the future priorities and direction of CIEH. 

In 2011, Andrew was appointed as Principal Lecturer in Public Health at University of Bedfordshire and helped lead this successful and innovative award until he was appointed as Lecturer in Public Health at ANU in 2013.

Andrew has presented at 50+ national and international conferences and is active in a range of research areas associated with public and environmental health including post conflict recovery and capacity building, health interventions, health risk analysis, health promotion, protection and education.

Andrew was awarded a Professional Doctorate in Public Health in 2005 and was appointed Honorary Professor in Public Health for Basrah University from 2005-2010.

He is research active and has a number of successful consultancy appointments for UNIDO and EU.

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental health - food safety, communicable disease, international health and occupational health
  • Disasters, reconstruction and capacity building
  • Risk assessment and risk mitigation through communication and interventions
  • Health surveillance and health needs assessment to improve public health outcomes

Publications

Ryan JM, Macnab C, Mathieson A, McCabe N (2004) MOET in Iraq: enabling Iraqi doctors to develop a teaching model for obstetric emergencies and trauma. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Vol. 6 No. 4

Freeman C & Mathieson A. From fragility to stability. Environmental Health Journal January 2004, pgs 14-15

Article in EH News. Food Safety Team excels in Glastonbury under Mathieson‟ (July 2009).

Article in EH News. New Approach to food safety compliance at Glastonbury Festival (July 2007).

 

Conference Papers & Presentations

Paper presented, Gloucestershire branch of the CIEH. (2001) “Expanding role of EH in the TA”

Paper presented 1st National Conference - Military Environmental Health Practitioners. (2001) “Developments in Environmental Health Practice - transferring skills & practice to operations”

Paper presented, 7th IFEH World Congress on EH, San Diego, California. (2002)  “Management of Environmental and Industrial Hazards (EIH) On Military Operations”

Paper presented 2nd National Conference of Military Environmental Health Practitioners (2002) “Vision for Environmental Heath in the Territorial Army”

Paper presented Annual Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Conference. (2003) “Health reconstruction in Southern Iraq”

Paper presented 3rd National Conference of Military Environmental Health Practitioners (2003) “Health reconstruction in Southern Iraq – evidence based approach”

Paper presented, Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Conference International Conference in Jordan (2004). “Health reconstruction in Southern Iraq – maternal wellbeing”

Paper presented, Eastman Dental Institute (2004). “Health reconstruction in Southern Iraq”

Paper presented, Medical Academics Forum, Iraq (2004). “MOET in Iraq: a strategy to disseminate transferable skills throughout Southern Iraq”

Paper presented, Medical Academics Forum, Kuwait (2004). “Continuing education and the use of the internet to improve student learning in Southern Iraq”

Paper presented medical forum British Embassy, Kuwait (2004). “MOET in Iraq: effective dissemination of transferable skills throughout Southern Iraq”

Paper presented 4th National Conference of Military Environmental Health Practitioners (2004) “Establishing an evidence based approach to Environmental Health”

Paper presented to Telemedicine Forum, House of Lords, Moses Rooms, London (2005). “Developments in Telemedicine in Southern Iraq”

Paper presented to NATO Medical Conference, Ghent, Belgium (2005). “Health Reconstruction in Southern Iraq – from fragility to stability”

Paper presented to NATO Medical Conference, Ghent, Belgium (2005). “Environmental Impact of OP TELIC in Southern Iraq)

Paper presented to RCOG International Conference, Cairo (health reconstruction) (2005). “MOET in Iraq: transferable skills training in Southern Iraq”

Paper presented to Kurdish Development Corporation, London (2005). “Health recognition, promotion of telemedicine in Northern Iraq”

Paper presented to UK Public Health Association Conference (2005). “Health Reconstruction in Southern Iraq – environmental determinants and risks to health”

Paper presented UK Public Health Association Conference (MAR 2006). “Food Safety Regulations 2006 – an opportunity lost”

Paper presented 9th IFEH World Congress on EH, Dublin (JUN 2006). “Environmental Health – extending the research base”

Paper presented 5th National Conference of Military Environmental Health Practitioners (2007) “Exploring the tools for researching the Environmental Health evidence base”

Paper presented at the 3rd inter government Health Conference, Kuwait City (2007). “Health capacity building and reconstruction targets in Southern Iraq”

Poster presented UK Public Health Association Conference (MAR 2009). “There no correlation between incidence of campylobacter infection and deprivation in selected pct populations in the South West of England”

Poster presented UK Public Health Association Conference (MAR 2009). “A direct comparison between energy-saving lights and incandescent lights”

Poster presented UK Public Health Association Conference (MAR 2009). “A review of the effectiveness of food mgt system‟s on trout farms in England and Wales”

Key note paper presented 6th National Conference of Military Env. Health Practitioners (2009) “Reviewing current practice and methodologies for expanding the EH evidence base”

Poster presented UK Health Protection Agency Conference (SEP 2009). “What are the socio-economic characteristics of Campylobacteriosis?”

Poster presented UK Health Protection Agency Conference (SEP 2009). “Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of a Local Authority Intervention, Tackling Alcohol Fuelled Anti-Social Behaviour amongst Youths”

Poster presented UK Health Protection Agency Conference (SEP 2009). “Data data everywhere but how much can it be believed?”

Poster presented UK Public Health Association Conference (MAR 2010). “Food Inspections have no impact on reducing food poisoning originating from food premises”

Paper presented UK Public Health Association Conference (MAR 2010). “Qualitative & Quantitative analysis of Alcohol fuelled Anti Social Behaviour in Youths”

Paper presented 2nd Pan African Congress on EH, Malawi (MAY 2010). Disaster Management – developing an effective plan

Paper presented 2nd Pan African Congress on EH, Malawi (MAY 2010). Evidence Based EH Practice - how do we get credit for what we already do!

Paper presented IFEH 11th World Congress on EH, Canada (Sep. 2010).The influence of socio-economic characteristics on Campylobacteriosis Incidence.

Paper presented IFEH 11th World Congress on EH, Canada (Sep. 2010). Demonstrating Competency in a 'Virtual World'.

Paper presented IFF of IFEH at 12th World Congress on EH, Vilnius, Lithuania (Mar. 2012). Merging environmental & public health - a new health paradigm

Paper presented IFEH 12th World Congress on EH, Vilnius, Lithuania (Mar. 2012). Bridging the gap between environmental & public health

Paper presented IFEH 12th World Congress on EH, Vilnius, Lithuania (Mar. 2012). Challenging the current evidence base to inform best practice

Paper presented IFEH 12th World Congress on EH, Vilnius, Lithuania (Mar. 2012). Comparing atp, ra & micro sampling in food premises

Paper presented IFEH 12th World Congress on EH, Vilnius, Lithuania (Mar. 2012). Rapid food safety inspections - quick & dirty can be good enough

Paper presented at Annual pedagogical conference, UoB, Luton (June 2012). GDP – a evidencing added value in a competitive world.

Paper presented 3nd Pan African Congress on EH, Durban (NOV  2012). Evidence the potential for ‘Second Life’ to support key practitioner skills.

Paper presented 3nd Pan African Congress on EH, Durban (NOV 2012). Increasing food export through bespoke training – Pakistan.

 

Consultancy

(last 5 years)

  • Led the 20 strong EH Team for Glastonbury festival with a budget of £30k from 2008 – 2011
  • International Expert in Food Safety – UNIDO (three missions to Pakistan under TRTA II)
  • International Expert in Risk – EU (mission to Kenya & Papua New Guniea under EDES)

 

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