I lead an occupational and environmental health research group which has interests in the work and wider environmental health and safety issues linked to fishing, farming, horticulture and forestry. I am also interested in rural and remote health. In methodological terms, I use participatory action research techniques and ‘lay epidemiology’ to engage with worker and community groups on health issues.
Sample of Projects: workshops on Episystems with Maths and Stats etc.; ‘Crofting, Work, Health and the Environment’; RCUK RELU project on tilapia production, markets and public health; Scottish Government Review on health and sustainability in the food and drinks industy.
Sample of Publications:
Watterson, A. (2009). Arsenic and Old Wool: An Early Example of the Precautionary Principle in the Risk Managment Cycle or Sheep in a Toxic Wolf’s Clothing? Journal of Risk and Governance, 1(1). pp65-78.
Watterson, A. (2009). Agricultural, Forestry, Horticulture and Fisheries Health and Safety, in Cotter, B. & Bennett, D. (Eds.) Munkman’s Employers Liability. Elsevier, London. pp788-799.
Watterson, A., Little, D., Young, J., Boyd, K., Azim, E. & Murray, F. (2008). Towards integration of environmental and health impact assessments for wild capture fishing and farmed fish with particular reference to public healtha nd occupational health dimensions, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 5. pp.258-277.
Watterson, A. (2005). Health Issues in FAO-ILO-IUF report on Agricultural Workers and their Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development. Geneva, October 2005, pp.33-40.