Monica Kanwar


Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability, University of Hertfordshire

Monica leads a multi- disciplinary team of health and safety, wellbeing, occupational health, and sustainability professionals to deliver a holistic service with a track record of transformational and continual improvement. She provides advice and assurance to the Executive Officers and the Board of Governor.

Monica’s background includes BSc Biological Sciences, MSc Environmental Engineering, a PgD in Occupational Health and Safety and more recently a PGc in leading through coaching. She has over 10 years in a senior practioner’s role.

Her work undertaken on workplace wellbeing was shortlisted for two and won one of the National Safety and Health Practitioner Awards in 2013. She also chaired the reviewing panel for the University Safety and Health Association Leadership and Management of Health and Safety in HEIs (2015).  Most recently has written a chapter on Stress and Workplace Wellbeing in a Higher Education and Research setting for the Royal Society of Chemistry.