Christopher Clay

        Head and shoulder photo of SAMS Health and Safety Advisor Chris Clay

Safety Health and Environment Advisor

My early interest in health and safety grew while I was working as a lab technician.

Since then, through experience of working in varied disciplines, I have developed a range of skills that enable SAMS to deliver an effective health and safety management system as well as an environment management system.

Contact details:
  • +44 (0)1631 559 264
  • +44 (0)7717 132127

My role at SAMS is to ensure the implementation and coordination of the health and safety management policy and for the provision of safety advice to staff and students. I am also responsible for developing the environmental management system and business continuity plan for the institute and for assisting the Directorate in developing selected capital projects.

Professional activities

Member of Scottish Universities Safety Advisory Group

Member of UHI Safety Practitioner's Group

Member of NERC Safety Management Group

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Member Institute of Safety and Technology in Research

Employment history

2013-present: Health and Safety Advisor. SAMS

2011-13: Corporate Health and Safety Manager. Royal Veterinary College

2002-11 Area Safety Officer. University of Oxford

1998-2002 Experimental Officer. University of Nottingham

1992-1998 Technician. University of Birmingham


2007 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. NEBOSH

1996 Master of Medical Science. Research thesis. University of Birmingham

1992 BSc (Hons) Biochemistry with Biotechnology. University of Birmingham