We are delighted to welcome Jacqueline as the newest staff member to join the REHIS team.  She commences her new role just before Christmas as the Director of Professional Development, on a job share basis, working with Karen Keeley.

Many of you will know Jacqueline already as she has been involved in the world of Environmental Health for some time.

After graduating from Strathclyde University in 1993 and obtaining her REHIS post graduate diploma in 1994, she worked with Hamilton District Council, Bearsden and Milngavie District Council, then East Dunbartonshire Council before moving to SEPA where she held a number of posts leading to her last role within SEPA’s corporate office. 

Jacqueline moved to Portugal in 2012, initially on a career break, as her husband had secured a new role within the EU Drugs Agency and she continues to live there with her family. However, she maintains her involvement with the profession from overseas and is a Chartered Environmental Health Officer.

Her role within REHIS will involve remote working, as the pandemic has radically changed the way we work and introduced a greater degree of flexibility. Jacqueline will work with Karen ensuring that Environmental Health Professionals maintain their CPD, are presented with appropriate development opportunities and that the training of our students evolves as the world around us changes.

Congratulations to Jacqueline, we wish her all the best in her new role.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants for their interest in working for the Institute and to all those who assisted in the recruitment process.