- Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Biology, University of Aston in Birmingham, UK, 1997
Anna has nearly 30 years of experience in toxicology, exposure modelling and human health risk assessment gained in senior scientific and management positions in consultancy, regulatory authorities, the agrochemical industry, LGC Ltd., and the Institute for Environment and Health. She has led multi-disciplined teams of specialists to deliver high quality technical and scientific services and advice to clients in the different industrial sectors and has managed programmes of technical support and research for the UK Competent Authority. Anna has authored high quality critical reviews on contemporary chemical risk assessment issues and has provided training in the field of human health risk assessment. Anna is a Member of the British Toxicology Society.
Since 2010, Anna has worked in senior roles in the regulatory consultancy sector to lead and input to projects delivering high quality regulatory support on mammalian toxicology and human health risk assessment to the agrochemical, biocides and industrial and specialty chemicals industries. She has expertise in the registrations of plant protection products, biocides and REACH.
Between 2003 and 2010, as a Senior Toxicologist at the HSE Science and Research Centre, Anna conducted research on population/probabilistic PBPK models; delivered technical support for the Competent Authority function for biocides; inputted to the N3CRs Regulatory Toxicology group's study on exposure-based waiving and prepared critical toxicological reviews for regulatory and other clients.
At LGC Limited, Anna provided toxicology and risk assessment input to the Government Chemist and chemical safety programmes and at Syngenta, she conducted consumer dietary risk assessments for plant protection product registrations as well as research to investigate deterministic and probabilistic dietary risk assessment methods. At the Institute for the Environment and Health, she prepared critical toxicology and risk assessment review reports to disseminate science, identify research priorities and inform policy-making related to environmental hazards.
Anna has a degree in biochemistry and a PhD in the neurotoxicity of organophosphate and carbamate substances.