David Thomas - Committee Member

BSc (Hons Class 1) Mining Engineering , MSc Safety Management

David joined the University of Greenwich in 2016. After Bachelors graduation David held a variety of posts at Imerys Minerals including statutory management appointments under the Mines and Quarries Act and later the Quarries

Regulations, including Transport Manager with a CPC and also NVQ Assessor, Internal Verifier and Co-ordinator.

Post completion of MSc in 2001 he worked for local authorities including Aylesbury Vale District Council from 2003 where he was responsible for Corporate Health and Safety, Emergency Planning and Business Continuity. He has also operated as a consultant for authorities in Glasgow, Oxford and Yorkshire and delivered Lectures at GCU London

Between 2009 and 2014 he completed a self-funded PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University that looked at relationships between musculoskeletal and back problems associated with domestic wastes’ collection specifically within local authorities.

Areas of specialism;

  • Identification and management of work related ill health absence especially around stress and musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Leadership and workforce engagement.
  • The development and application of holistic wellbeing strategies that benefit the employer and employee.
  • Applied meaningful risk management and an understanding of organisational risk.
  • The real cost of work related ill health and how this affects the state and its institutions.
  • Reducing the time between acquisition of knowledge through research and applying it to the work environment.
  • H&S Risk Management, Organisational Culture, CDM, Individual Competence and relationships between ill health and work.