Mr Callum MacDonald

Head Of Department

Centre for Lifelong Learning

Personal statement

Callum is the Head of Strathclyde's Centre for Occupational Safety and Health. He is the Course Director for the MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management as well as Course Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Safety and Risk Management Leadership. He is also responsible for the CPD (continuing professional development) courses including Radiation Protection and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Managing Safely.  In addition to managing the existing courses, Callum seeks engagement with other departments within the University as well as external organisations to explore training, consultancy and research opportunities. Callum is a Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner through the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH) and Specialist Member of the International Institution of Safety & Risk Management (SIIRSM). He also holds a Fellowship with AdvancedHE (FHEA). Prior to joining the University of Strathclyde, Callum was an Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the Field Operations Directorate and then Construction Division where he gained significant experience in inspection and incident investigation. Latterly with HSE, Callum was an Operational Development Manager / Prinicpal Inspector with responsibility for training incoming inspectors as regulators, with a particular focus on Scots law. Away from the University, Callum is a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Yachting Association Scotland (RYAS), having previously Chaired the Performance Committee. The committee drives excellence in the Scottish sailing performance programme and supports the function of the performance manager in leading and managing the performance programme. Callum was previously one of the head coaches for the Scottish, British and Myanmar sailing teams. Additionally, Callum is a member of Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team.