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Mrs Justine Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health / Health Studies

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

I am an Environmental Health Officer with particular expertise in Public Health, Health and Safety and Food Safety and Standards.

Justine -WilkinsonI am an Environmental Health Officer with particular expertise in Public Health, Health and Safety and Food Safety and Standards.

I qualified as an EHO in 1995 and have worked in local government in a range of roles including regulatory, educative, managerial and strategic.  As a local government EHO I have responsibility for maintaining high standards of safety and health in businesses and safe production, handling and sale of food in food businesses.

I completed my Masters in Public Health in 2007 and have worked on public health priorities at local, regional and national level with a particular focus on applying public health theory into practice.  This work includes tobacco control, obesity, alcohol, accident prevention and management of a community health programme.

0191 227 3243


BSc, MPH, PGCE, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Talking Point

• Managed local implementation of a Department of Health funded community health intervention through delivering a joint agency approach in neighbourhoods with high levels of deprivation.   Examples include community health asset mapping and piloting mini MEND an early year’s obesity programme (in partnership with Great Ormond Street).  Case study included in the 2009 DH publication “Communities for Health: Unlocking the energy within communities to improve health”. 

• Worked with the IDeA to design and develop an innovative approach to re-energising South Tyneside’s Tobacco Alliance.  Outcome was that the profile and support for tobacco control was raised resulting in a year on year reduction in smoking prevalence.  Presented findings via a workshop at a national IDeA conference.  Case study included in the 2010 LGID publication “Tobacco Control – the story so far”.

• Worked as a trainer within a pilot study for Department of Health to develop and trial the delivery of a Self-care intervention aimed at reducing inappropriate use of GP services.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research interests:

My research interests are related to raising the profile of Environmental Health and the role that local government plays in influencing public health including the wider determinants of health.

Teaching interests and module:

My teaching responsibility lies principally in Environmental Health.
• Year 1  - Demography and Epidemiology
• Year 4 – Sustainable Health

Sponsors and Collaborators

• Registered with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Officers.
• Associate member of the Institute for Learning

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