Maurice Brennan MBA, BSc


Honorary Senior Lecturer


Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 47180

Fax +44 (0)121 41 43078


School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences


  • MBA - University of Gloucestershire
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Health - University of Aston


A Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, Maurice graduated from the University of Aston with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health.  In a long career in Environmental Health he worked in a variety of inner city, urban and rural locations as an Environmental Health Practitioner. He completed a MBA at the University of Gloucestershire, prior to leaving local government as a Chief Officer in 2003, to take up the post of Head of Teaching in the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management. He is the Programme Leader for the MSc in Environmental Health and the MSc in Public and Environmental Health Sciences. He leads the Ethics, Law and Health Protection module on the Masters in Public Health.  Elected a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)  in 2005, he is also a Member of the Institute of Housing; a Peer Reviewer for Healthy Communities for the Improvement and Development Agency, and a CIEH Professional Assessor.



Research group

Research interests

  • Risk and risk management in environmental health science and practice
  • Developing specialist competencies in environmental health practice
  • Developing an international curriculum for environmental health practice

Other activities

Administrative Responsibilities


Key Publications since 2001

Conference Papers

'Nanoscience and Technology-Brave new world or environmental Health disaster', Maurice Brennan, National Environmental Health Conference, Columbus ,Ohio 2011

'Nanoscience and Technology-Brave new world or Environmental Health disaster' , Maurice Brennan, World Conference in Environmental Health Vancouver, 2010

'Nanomaterials in the Environment - Are they safe?' Maurice Brennan, Michaela Kendall

'Best of the Best Conference', Nottingham University, Sept 2009

'Developing capacity within communities to tackle envirocrime and antisocial behaviour' World Conference in Environmental Health, Brisbane 2008

'A Competence framework for an international qualification in Environmental Health' World Conference in Environmental Health, Brisbane 2008

'Competence, Capabilities, and Competencies', Maurice Brennan, Tony Lewis, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Conference 2006

'Indoor Air Pollution: Developing the Evidence base for Risk Assessment', Maurice Brennan, Sotiris Vardoulakis, Roy M Harrison, Stuart Harrad, Juana Maria Delgado, Noel Aquilina, Stephen Baker, Claire Meddings, World Conference in Environmental Health, Dublin 2006

'Developing the Reflective Practitioner - The Case for Problem-based Learning in Environmental Health Teaching', International Faculty Federation in Environmental Health 2006

'Indoor Air Quality', Maurice Brennan, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Conference 2005

'Management of Antisocial Behaviour', Maurice Brennan, Sue Tilley, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Conference 2004

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