Carole Conroy

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health

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Biography

I am a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  I have over 25 years’ experience within the private and public sector and have held or currently hold positions of esteem such as Member of the IOSH Professional Standards Committee; Chair of Manchester Occupational Health & Safety Group; Member of the IOSH Qualifications Working Party, External Academic Expert Panellist for the validation of MSc and BSc programmes in the UK and overseas and external examiner for MSc and BSc programmes. 

I am also a Dean of School nominee for dealing with cases of academic misconduct and a member of the Engineering and Environment Industry Collaboration Zone (ICZ) steering group; the School Teaching, Learning and Development and Quality, Standards and Enhancement Committees and the Employability Working Group.    

Teaching

I have led MSc programmes in Safety, Health and Environment Management for 13 years at the University of Salford.   These are professionally orientated programmes accredited and recognised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.  Internationally recognised, these courses involve critical engagement with multi-disciplinary concepts, which are of relevance to the theory and practice. 

The modules have been designed to enable development of the intellectual and analytical skills appropriate for professionals in the 21st century.  A feature of the courses is applied learning and an emphasis on contextualising study. Visiting professors and expert practitioners providing insight into leading edge practice.

I contribute towards the teaching and delivery of modules and supervision of dissertations on the BSc Environmental Management programme and other programmes across the School where specialist input on Occupational Safety & Health is required.

I am also the license holder on behalf of the University for IOSH accredited training, working with colleagues in HR to deliver courses to those with responsibility for managing aspects of safety across the University.

Research Interests

I have published in the fields of the scholarship of teaching and learning, the enhancement of employability skills and the promotion of well-being.  

Research interests particularly relate to hand-arm vibration in an occupational setting and the area of risk perception in contextual settings and public health ecology. 

Qualifications and Memberships

Education:

Degrees (awarding body):

PG Cert Higher Education Practice and Research (University of Salford)

Dip In Advanced Studies Occupational Safety & Health (University of Salford)

MSc Acoustics (University of Salford)

BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences (University of Salford)

Professional Qualifications:

Institute of Acoustics, Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement

Institute of Acoustics, Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment

Chartered Member, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)

Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CMCIEH)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Publications

Smith, J., Clark A., & Conroy C., 2013, ‘Mind Mapping: a research programme to inform fire prevention activities and target those most at risk to influence a reduction in accidental dwelling fires’.  Fire Risk Management March 2013.

Conroy, C & Weinberg, A & James, P & James, P 2011, 'Why don't you go for a walk at lunchtime when you know it's good for you?', Poster Exhibited at: British Psychological Society: Sustainable Well-Being, 10 Sept 2011, Wrexham., Wrexham, UK,

Savory, J & Berwick, D & Conroy, C 2011, Enhancing employability - an exploration of the potential of PDP to support individual professional development & employers' workforce development requirements, in: 'Education in a Changing Environment 6th International Conference. Creativity & Engagement in Higher Education', University of Salford, Salford, UK. Conference details: Education in a Changing Environment 6th International Conference. Creativity & Engagement in Higher Education. 6th-8th July 2011.

Savory, J & Conroy, C & Berwick, D 2010, 'The role of personal Development Planning (PDP) for employee sponsored students: an exploration of how PDP learning activities can support CPD and workforce development requirements ', Journal of Learning Development in HE :Special edition: researching and evaluating PDP and eportfolio

Savory, J & Berwick, D & Conroy, C 2010, How PDP provision for part-time students can best support the staff development outcomes required by sponsored employers, in: 'Centre for Recording Achievement. Researching and Evaluating PDP & e-Portfolio. The Second International Residential Seminar. 26-28 Apr 2010', Centre for Recording Achievement, Bolton, UK. Conference details: Centre for Recording Achievement. Researching and Evaluating PDP & e-Portfolio. The Second International Residential Seminar. 26-28 Apr 2010.

Rennie, D.,  Conroy, C & Griffiths, L 2009, Can Second Life offer a realistic learning environment in which students can develop real world skills, in: 'Can Second Life offer a realistic learning environment in which students can develop real world skills', University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK. Conference details: 5th Education in a changing Environment Conference. 15th-16th September 2009.