Dr Mike McKiernan

Dr Mike McKiernan has led a highly-respected and distinguished career in occupational health and safety. He has worked as senior medical officer, later head (and subsequently director) of health, safety and environment for various Lucas companies and was for a time the head of occupational medicine for HCF Occupational Health Care in Sydney, Australia. He has held several visiting lecturer posts and has made a significant contribution towards advancing the role of occupational health nursing.

He has sought to encourage greater integration of health, safety and environment into the management of business and to foster a multi-disciplinary and global approach. In 1996 Mike was appointed and served for three years as a member of the Health and Safety Commission where he earned wide respect for his outstanding knowledge of industry and occupational medicine and for his role in helping to put health, safety and environment on the map within UK business at a senior level. In 2000 he was appointed as head of occupational policy at the EEF.

Mike is a fellow of numerous professional institutions and faculties, namely: Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine (1986); Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (1988); and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is widely respected for his openness, diligence and professionalism and has made many significant contributions to a wide range of learned journals and other academic publications.

Awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Distinguished Service Award.