Dr. Willis specialises in the production of Chemical Safety Reports and Exposure Scenarios and co-ordinates Exponent’s capabilities in these areas. Dr. Willis is also experienced in the production dossiers in the IUCLID format, the management of Substance Information Exchange Fora, acting as an Only Representative on behalf of Exponent’s clients and representing companies in both Substance Information Exchange Fora and consortia. In addition to practical work, Dr. Willis has provided extensive support to companies and trade associations across a range of industries through the provision of regulatory strategy and advice.
Dr. Willis is an experienced project/programme manager and has managed a large number of multi-disciplinary REACH, plant protection product and biocidal product projects to successful completion.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Willis worked at the Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD), the UK regulatory authority for agrochemicals, for seven years. His role was as a project manager, coordinating the evaluation of applications for plant protection product registration. He also provided expert advice to colleagues in policy branches, agrochemical companies, and other external organizations regarding the national and European regulatory controls and registration procedures for pesticides and adjuvants.
Dr. Willis’s doctorate was on the genetic basis for herbicide cross resistance in Alopecurus myosuroides