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Graeme Mitchell

Public and Allied Health

Faculty of Health

Graeme Mitchell is the programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Environmental Health and his focus is on the teaching and development of the BSc and MSc programmes. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, with 20 years’ experience as an Environmental Health Practitioner in local government across North West. His environmental health interests centre on housing, pest control and emergency planning. In addition to being an active member of the Faculty he has been involved in the development and delivery of international programmes in Malaysia. He has conducted research into student expectations of university and the role of Facebook within a degree programme.

Graeme is also currently the external examiner for BSc Environemntal Health progarmmes at Leeds beckett University and Wolverhampton University.

As a Chartered member of the CIEH, he is also a PPP guide and mentor as well as being a Professional Interviewer for the CIEH.

He is currently supervising a PhD which concerns leadership behaviour and its influence on quality and safety in a health care environment and is contributing to papers which focus on the historical development of public health and the role of fast food outlets in embracing healthy eating.


2009, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2002, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MA Twentieth Century History
1992, Manchester Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BSc Environmental Health


1994, Chartered Insitute of Environmental Health, Assessment of Professional Competence
1992, Chartered Insitute of Environmental Health, Certificate of Professional Registration

Academic appointments

Senior lecturer, Centre for Public Helath, Liverpool John Moores University, 2007 - present

Journal article

Kingston B, Mitchell G. 2023. A survey study to investigate food handler’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards food safety and food practices in restaurants in Liverpool Ovca A. International Jorunal of Sanitary Engineering Research, 15 :4-18 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Mitchell G, Hankin D. 2022. “Please sir, can I have some more?” A Quantitative study into the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Specific Dietary Requirements Environmental and health international, 22 :76-77 Publisher Url Public Url

Dyjack DT, Choonara A, Davis G, Dawson H, Hannelly T, Lynch Z, Mitchell G, Rodrigues MA, Shaw L, Ross KE. 2021. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Environmental Health: Lessons Learned Journal of Environmental Health, 84 :20-25 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Alzain HM, Leavey C, Mitchell G, Gee I, Hall J, Al-Subaie AS. 2021. Exploration of changes in health-related behaviours among Saudi Arabian undergraduates in the UK. Health Promotion International, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Rodrigues MA, Silva MV, Errett NA, Davis G, Lynch Z, Dhesi S, Hannelly T, Mitchell G, Dyjack D, Ross KE. 2021. How can Environmental Health Practitioners contribute to ensure population safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic? Safety Science, 136 :105136-105136 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Girvan A, Mitchell G. 2020. “A farmer’s time is expensive”: A qualitative study exploring the knowledge attitudes and perceptions of farmers regrading health and safety in Northern Ireland International Journal of Sanitary Engineering, 14 Publisher Url Public Url

Allen D, Mitchell G, Pascucilla M. 2019. “How can you be allergic to peas?”- A Qualitative Study to Explore Food Handler’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Understanding of Food Allergens. International Journal of Sanitary Engineering Research, 13 Publisher Url Public Url

Mitchell G, Fox S, Pascucilla M. 2018. A Matter of Trust: A Quantitative Study to Explore Allergen Awareness and Compliance in Takeaway Food Businesses in the Borough of Knowsley International Journal of Sanitary Engineering Research, 12 :15-26 Publisher Url Public Url

Mitchell GK, bohan P. 2015. Examining commissioners’ leadership behaviour British Journal of Healthcare Management, 21 :384-394 DOI Publisher Url

Mitchell GK, Brady K, Khatri R. 2014. "An evaluation of the Wirral Healthy Takeaways Initiative" Journal of Environmental Health Research, 14 :43-56

Editorial/letter to the editor

Ross K, Choonara A, Dyjack D, Davis G, Hannelly T, Lynch Z, Ploomipuu I, Mitchell G, Rodrigues M, Shaw L. 2023. Artificial Intelligence and Environmental Health Teaching: Impacts for the Wider Profession Journal of Environmental Health, :38-40 Publisher Url Public Url

Membership of professional bodies:

International member of NEHA, National Association of Environmental Health (US), 2022

Chartered Member, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, 1988

Media Coverage:

Extensive radio work with radio stations covering the COVID-19 pandemic, plus appearances on local BBC and main BBC news programmes