Terms of reference

  • To establish formal collaborative relationships with the funding bodies (MRC, DH, PHE) and other national and international agencies in the field of environment and health.
  • To establish an International Advisory Board to oversee the research and training strategies; and for the steering committee to facilitate development of the training programme.
  • To oversee development of the Centre's research programme, which will be developed collaboratively with scientific experts from academia and government bodies appointed to the International Advisory Board.
  • To coordinate recruitment of high quality candidates to the academic, post-doctoral and support positions, and to the PhD studentships funded by the Centre and partner institutions.
  • To promote collaborations with other research centres and institutes, and to stimulate research collaboration and multi-disciplinary working across the Centre's research groups.
  • To develop an effective communications policy for the regular dissemination of information on Centre activities to all staff and students within the Centre.
  • To liaise with the Investigators to support coordinated responses to project and programme grant funding opportunities in order to develop the Centre's research themes.
  • To develop a robust programme for training of the next generation of environmental health scientists, through MSc and PhD programmes, and purpose-designed short courses.
  • To support the Director in preparing reports and data for the funding bodies and to monitor progress toward achieving planned outputs during the first 5 year programme.
  • To promote scientific visibility of the Centre through substantive publications, presentations at international conferences, hosting international scientific meetings, and a seminar series.