Belinda Davies

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Belinda Davies

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Health
Course Coordinator


Belinda Davies is a Senior Lecturer and course coordinator for the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health (M6Q) in the School of Medicine.


Belinda has over 18 years local government experience, serving for eight years as a field-based Environmental Health Officer (EHO) and over ten years in leadership roles. She also has extensive academic experience including serving as a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for over 7 years during which time she received two Vice Chancellor’s Performance Awards.

Belinda was a director on the board of Environmental Health Australia (Qld) Inc for 7 years, including two years as President. Belinda and a colleague formed the twinning program between Environmental Health Australia (EHA) and the Zambian Institute of Environmental Health (ZIEH), supported two Zambian delegations’ visit to Australia and jointly led an Australian delegation visiting Zambia. Whilst in Zambia, Belinda and her colleagues enjoyed learning about the local environmental health challenges and built capacity through delivering professional development courses.

Belinda is passionate about the EHO workforce and has been involved in various workforce committees, the development of cadet and graduate programs, the review and updating of the EHA course accreditation policy and criteria, and various other workforce projects. Belinda regularly presents at conferences and has developed several professional development courses for EHOs.

Belinda was awarded the status of Fellow of Environmental Health Australia (Qld) for her ongoing contribution to the profession including the establishment of the EHA-ZIEH twinning program and food safety research.

Career summary


  • University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 2011, Master of Training and Development (with Distinction) (MTAD)
  • Macquarie University, Australia 2004, Master of Environmental and Local Government Law (MEnvLocGovLaw)
  • Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 2002, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management (GradDipEnvMgt)
  • Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 1995, Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) (BAppSc(EnvHlth))


Professional practice

  • Fellow Environmental Health Australia (FEHA)


Teaching expertise

Belinda has expertise in environmental health, environmental health law, environmental protection, environmental management, sustainability, food safety, communicable diseases, disaster management, risk assessment and management, leadership and management.

Teaching responsibility

  • Course Coordinator – Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health (M6Q)
  • Unit Coordinator:
    • CAM543 Environmental Health Law
    • CAM544 Environmental Health Management and Protection
    • CAM545 Environmental Health Risk Assessment and Management
    • CAM546 Environmental Health Practice A
    • CAM547 Environmental Health Practice B

Belinda has supervised numerous environmental health research projects and several dissertations in Masters programs.

She was an associate supervisor for the following PhDs: