Justine is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner currently working part time at Northumbria as a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health / Health Studies within the Geography Department and part time at South Tyneside Council as an Environmental Health Officer. Her particular interests and expertise are within Public Health, Health and Safety, Food Safety and Food Standards.
Justine graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1995 and has worked in local government in a range of public health related roles including regulatory, educative, managerial and strategic. Current work within South Tyneside Council’s Commercial team is predominantly focused on supporting businesses to comply with legislation including health and safety, licensing of skin piercers, food hygiene, food standards, animal health and welfare.
With an interest in health and wellbeing, Justine completed a Masters in Public Health in 2007 and has worked on public health priorities at local, regional and national level with a particular focus on applying public health theory into practice. Examples of work roles include managing a Community Safety and Health team, working on local implementation of Department of Health led initiatives including Self Care4People and NHS LifeChecks and the leading local Tobacco Control.
Current research interests are related to linking frontline practice and skills of Environmental Health Practitioners to contribute to local public health intelligence and decision making. Recent research includes understanding the growth of hot food takeaways from an Environmental Health perspective.
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Registered Environmental Health Officer