Sadly, our current Chair, Professor Gabrielle Hawksworth passed away on 30 July 2012. She will be greatly missed by all her friends and colleagues.
Dr Andrew Povey is Reader in molecular epidemiology at the University of Manchester. He was first appointed to the Committee in 2008 to advise on epidemiology and toxicology issues.
Professor Colin Brown is Professor in Environmental Science at the Environment Department of the University of York. This is his sixth year on the Committee.
Dr John Cocker is a Biochemist and Head of Biological Monitoring at the Health and Safety Laboratory, Buxton, Derbyshire. This is his fourth year year on the Committee.
Mr Richard Davis is a retired Director of the Chemicals Regulation Directorate, who graduated in plant pathology and followed with a successful career in research in the use of pesticides in horticultural and agricultural crops and in pesticide regulation. He joined the ACP in Autumn 2011.
Ms Jennifer Dean is a Barrister, and is the ACP Committee Lay Member for consumer affairs. This is her third year on the committee
Mr Derek Finnegan is a regulatory compliance and safety specialist, with expertise in delivering technical and regulatory solutions to the food industry. He was appointed to the Committee in January 2012.
Dr Caroline Harris is Principal Scientist and Co-Director of the Centre for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety, Exponent International Ltd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This is her fourth year on the Committee.
Dr Martin Hare is Principal Lecturer at Harper Adams University College and Chair of its Research Degrees Standards Committee. He is an active researcher in pesticide efficacy, and joined the Committee in Autumn 2011.
Mr Philip Jackson is a self employed Health and safety Consultant, and is the ACP Lay Member for Environmental Issues. This is his third year on the Committee
Professor Ted Lock is Industrial Professor of Toxicology at the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University. He was appointed to the Committee in January 2012.
Professor Peter Matthiessen is an independent environmental consultant in ecotoxicology, and is a former member of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster Environment Centre. This is his sixth year as a Member of the Committee.
Dr Chris Morris is a Senior Lecturer in neurotoxicology at the Medical Toxicology Centre, University of Newcastle. He was appointed to the Committee in January 2012.
Professor Colin Ockleford is Professor in the Department of Medicine at Lancaster University and Visiting Professor in the Laboratory for Developmental Cell Sciences in The Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at Leicester University Medical School. This is his sixth year on the Committee.
Professor Keith Palmer is Professor of Occupational Medicine at the University of Southampton, and Clinical Scientist at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit. He is Honorary Consultant Occupational Physician at the Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust. This is his first year on the Committee.
Dr William Parker is Director of the Horticulture Sector of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. This is his fifth year as a Member of the ACP.
Professor Richard Shore is a vertebrate ecotoxicologist and Head of Site at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) at Lancaster. He is a senior researcher investigating the environmnetal impacts of contaminants, and has an Honorary Chair at Queen’s University Belfast. He joined the ACP in Autumn 2011.
Dr Andrew Smith is Director of the MRC Integrative Toxicology Training Partnership (ITTP), based at the MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester. He joined the ACP in January 2012.
Dr Stephen Waring is Consultant in Acute Medicine and Toxicology, York Hospitals NHS Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, Hull/York Medical School. This is his fourth year on the Committee
Dr Simon Wilkinson is a staff scientist at the Medical Toxicology Centre, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He researches into routes of exposure to harmful chemicals, concentrating on dermal absorption and cutaneous metabolism. He joined the Committee in Autumn 2011.