Callum MacDonald

Callum MacDonald


Personal profile

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 / Principal Inspector with responsibility for training incoming inspectors as regulators, with a particular focus on Scots law.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth