29 Apr

CIEH Pest Control Conference: Safeguarding Public Health

Early bird (ends 20th March) 

CIEH member: £99
Affiliate member: £149
Non-member: £149

BPCA Members: Please email events@CIEH.org to take advantage of the discounted rate.

Standard Rate

CIEH member: £149
Affiliate member: £199
Non-member: £199


15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

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The CIEH Pest Control Conference organised in partnership with the British Pest Control Association aims to gather pest control professionals and experts to debate the latest legislative guidance and practical tools available, as well as discuss new risks and challenges from Non-Native Species, including Asian Hornets.

Highlight topics:

  • Hear the latest update on Legal and regulatory framework for dealing with pigeons and seagulls
  • Examine the threats from non-native species, including Asian hornets
  • Discuss what EU Exit means for Pest Control
  • Assess the impact of climate change on Pests
  • Understand how PHE are tackling the threat of emerging diseases

 "Usefully addressed current and developing issues. Speakers clearly knew there subject were enthusiastic and communicated well."

"All speakers were excellent. I think I learnt something new during every presentation."

"Excellent, very well organised, good speakers, correct duration and a good lunch Thank you"
Past Pest Control Conference Delegates


CPD: 5 Hours 

In Partnership with


Supported By


Brad Tooze

Brad Tooze, Head Wildlife Licensing Reform and Uplands, Natural England. Brad has worked in a variety of roles for Natural England and its founding bodies, which he joined in 2003.  Brad has managed operational delivery teams, national work programmes and a wide range of partnerships and projects. Brad has held a position as a Director of INCA (Industry Nature Conservation Association) since 2007.  Prior to joining Natural England, Brad started his career in nature conservation in 1996 as a volunteer on Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve in the central highlands, before working as a botanical surveyor in Somerset and then in Scotland. 

Mark Lambert

Dr Mark Lambert, WTO Policy, EU and International Trade, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Trained as a zoologist and has since worked in Government science and policy roles, including management of commensal rodents and other agricultural pests, invasive species ecology and conservation of native wildlife. In his current role Mark leads on agricultural subsidies policy in Defra’s World Trade Organization (WTO) team. Mark has worked closely with the pest control industry during his research career and is a member of the CIEH National Pest Advisory Panel.

Cyril Caminade

Cyril Caminade, PhD, tenure track fellow, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool. His research focuses on assessing the impact of climate variability and climate change on important vectors and vector-borne diseases, such as malaria, Zika, dengue and Rift Valley Fever. Cyril is a physicist and climatologist by training and he holds a PhD in climate Physics obtained at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France in 2006. Cyril is a polymath with broad scientific interests and a multi-disciplinary background (computing, physics, climate and climate change, statistics, epidemiology, risk modelling, public health, tropical climate and tropical diseases…).  

Dr Jolyon Medlock

Dr Jolyon Medlock, Head of Medical Entomology, Public Health England has worked on vector-borne diseases for 20 years. Trained at the Universities of Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool. Since 2002, he has led the Medical Entomology group at Public Health England, advising UK government on vector-borne disease risk to UK and European public health. His group managing UK-wide vector surveillance including invasive mosquitoes, ticks, native mosquitoes and research, and has published 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Since 2009 he has led European-wide vector-surveillance programmes, supporting 30 European countries, and since 2016 has worked in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories on Zika/chikungunya/dengue vector surveillance and control.

Kevin Higgin has worked in public health and pest control for the military and in a number of countries. He joined Rentokil as a Technician and then went on to be a Technical Surveyor. He's worked as a consultant in Saudi, Egypt and the Trucial Oman states, delivering training and logistical support. Kevin was an active member of the BPCA for many years, sitting on committees and holding the presidency for an unprecedented 3 consecutive terms. Kevin is now a life member of the BPCA. In his role as Membership Manager his pest management and business experience is available for the benefit of members.

Dr Niall Moore

Niall Moore is the Chief Non-native Species Officer for England and is also the head of the GB Non-native Species Secretariat (since it was established in March 2006). The Secretariat is based at APHA (the Animal and Plant Health Agency – an executive agency of Defra) in York but the secretariat reports to the GB Non-native Species Programme Board that co-ordinates policy and delivery on non-native species issues for GB. As Chief Non-native Species Officer Niall reports to Ministers at Monthly Biosecurity Meetings alongside the Chief Vet and Chief Plant Health Officer.  

Paul Charlson is currently the Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP). In 2009, NPAP released a Rat and Mouse Control Procedures Manual, which was the first of several documents produced by NPAP that aimed to provide advice to the industry on different pest species. 

Robert Mayho, Chairman, National Pest Advisory Panel worked as a policy officer at the CIEH from 2002 until 2016. He managed a wide policy portfolio that majored on housing and health issues, with a particular focus on the private rented sector. He also has considerable recent experience in pest control policy and practice.

He has been the chairman of the National Pest Advisory Panel since 2012 and represents the CIEH on the Government’s Cross Sectoral Planning Group on Invasive Mosquitoes. 

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