Patrick has been employed in the military for around 30 years, predominantly in the certification, through life management and disposal of explosive ordnance. This included the safeguarding and management of explosive facilities, and testing of ammunition. I also have experience in the oil and gas service industry. More recently I have been employed as a senior advisor with central government.
Workstreams have included risk assessments of both acute and chronic exposures to a range of chemicals, and included accident investigations of fatalities. I have an intimate familiarity with NZ legislation around hazardous substances, health and safety and environmental management. More recently I have authored policy advice for chronic occupational exposures such as air pollution, lead exposures in domestic and occupational settings, PFAS exposures from firefighting foam, riot control agents and occupational noise exposures.
I have practical experience in training design and delivery across all organisational levels, with a broad range of subject matter.
I currently have an interest in workplace exposures which result in stress and mental illness, and how we can intervene in the exposure rather than dealing with consequence.
Educational include BSc, Grad Dip Occupational Health and Grad Dip Environmental Health, currently studying for Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology with Edith Cowan University, partially funded through a HASANZ scholarship.
I have graduate membership with UK IOSH and NZISM.
- New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
- Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (UK)
Institute of Environmental Health (NZ)
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene
Grad Dip OSH
Grad Dip Environmental Health