Frank Gill has had a distinguished career in occupational hygiene. He started as a mining engineer specialising in coal mine ventilation, then moved on to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he taught occupational hygiene in the TUC Centenary Institute of Occupational Health. This was followed by a move to the Institute of Occupational Health at the University of Birmingham, where he helped Professor Malcolm Harrington to establish the occupational hygiene programme.
He was president of the British Occupational Hygiene Society in 1988, chairman of the British Examining Board in Occupational Hygiene in 1989/1993, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in recognition of his contribution to occupational health.
Frank Gill’s tireless professionalism has not only contributed massively to the improvement of the working environment for millions of workers but he has had a profound effect on the education and training of hundreds of today’s occupational hygienists.
Awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Distinguished Service Award.