- Ph.D., Health, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 2008
- B.A., Law, Meiji University, Japan, 2002
- B.Sc., Agriculture, Meiji University, Japan, 1997
- European Registered Toxicologist
Dr. Allen has over 17 years of experience in safety assessment both in the UK and Japan. In recent years, she has focused on weight of evidence based safety assessment by extensively employing alternative methods (in silico, in chemico, in vitro, category, read-across) for human health endpoints. She has also worked on numbers of research for critical toxicological effects, examples of which include reproductive toxicity of several potential endocrine disruptors, predictivity of test methods for certain group of chemicals, and association between pesticide exposure and neurogenerative disease. Prior to her career in the UK, she gained experience in hazard assessment as a chief technical officer at a Japanese Competent Authority. Her responsibilities included secretariat for an independent scientific committee to review national toxicology study programme. During her career, she represented institution/companies at numbers of occasions, which includes at inter-organisational meetings (OECD), as well as a member of scientific expert group (skin sensitisation, reproductive toxicity).