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Dr David Wenham BSc, Southampton; MSc, Strathclyde; DPhil, Birmingham; PGDipOSH, Aston; AdvDipEM, Open University; DipLaw, Wolverhampton, CChem, MRSC, FHEA

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Director of Quality for Executive Education

Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Occupational Health and Safety Management

After completing his Ph.D. at Birmingham University in collaboration with ICI Pharmaceuticals, David joined the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as HM Inspector of Health and Safety. During this time he completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health at Aston University and worked in the industry groups responsible for chemicals, woodworking, food, shipping and construction.

Since 1990 he has worked at Loughborough University initially as lecturer in occupational safety management and subsequently director of the programme.

He is also now the Director of Quality for Executive Education.

His main interests are in occupational health and safety law, health and safety management , risk management and assessment.

He has been a visiting lecturer at other universities including:

1995 - 2000 visiting fellow at Aston University - teaching occupational health and safety law to HSE inspectors.

2007 - 2015 consultant and visiting lecturer at Warwick University - developed, taught and assessed safety and risk assessment module on the Postgraduate Programme in Occupational Health and Safety Regulation which was delivered exclusively to HSE inspectors.

2013 - Present. David is the principal examiner for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Regulation in respect of modules concerned with occupational safety and occupational health which is again delivered exclusively to HSE inspectors.

He has been an external examiner for the postgraduate programme in health and safety at Surrey University, Middlesex University and is currently the external examiner at Birmingham University. He has also acted as external examiner for both MPhil and PhD awards at Aston, Salford, Stirling and Surrey Universities.

He has been an expert witness in both civil and criminal occupational health and safety cases including providing expert evidence to the procurator fiscal and has given evidence in court.

He is joint author of Tolley's Office Health and Safety (1998) and author of the law lecture in the series entitled "An Engineers's Responsibility for Safety" published by the Hazards Forum.