Laura Chidgey, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
Harrogate (UK)

Dr. Chidgey is responsible for the summarisation of study reports and public literature, monitoring laboratory studies placed at contract research organizations (CROs), conducting environmental risk assessments and analysis of ecotoxicology data gaps.

Dr. Chidgey completed a Ph.D. in ecotoxicology, investigating the effect pathways of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the developing zebrafish, Danio rerio. During her studies, she also worked as a Research Technician, supporting research on a Natural Environmental Research Council project, within the Environmental Genomic Thematics Program. After completing her Ph.D. she took up a position with a leading CRO. As a Team Leader in the Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Biodegradation Group, she was responsible for the management of a group of Scientists, Study Directors and Technicians, ensuring compliance with GLP and regulatory guidelines. Through her research and work within the CRO she has gained experience in conducting, reporting and interpreting aquatic ecotoxicological studies.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, UK, 2009
  • M.Sc., Applied Marine Science, University of Plymouth, UK, 2000
  • B.Sc., Marine Biology, University of Swansea, UK, 1998

Publications

Lange A, Katsu Y, Ichikawa R, Paull GC, Chidgey LL, Coe TS, Iguchi T, and Tyler CR. Altered Sexual Development in Roach (Rutilus rutilius) Exposed to Environmental Concentrations of the Pharmaceutical 17a-Ethinylestradiol and Associated Expression Dynamics of Aromatases and Estrogen Receptors. Toxicological Sciences 2008; 106 (1):113-123.

Katsu Y, Lange A, Urushitani H, Ichikawa R, Paull GC, *Cahill LL, Jobling S, Tyler CR, Iguchi T. Functional associations between two estrogen receptors, environmental estrogens, and sexual disruption in the roach (Rutilus rutilus). Environmental Science and Technology 2007; 41(9):3368-3374.

Chidgey LL, Lange A, Chatziandreou N, Ball JS, Santos EM, Cossins A, and Tyler CR. Applying transcriptomics to unravel the mechanisms of disruption of sexual differentiation in zebrafish (Danio rerio) exposed to ethinyloestradiol. Poster presentation, 5th International Symposium on Fish Endocrinology, Castellon, Spain, 2004.

*Known by the surname Cahill from July 2005 to Jan 2008

Prior Experience

Team Leader, Aquatic Ecotoxicolgy and Biodegradation, Contract Research Organization, Eye, Suffolk, UK 2014-2016

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Exeter, UK, 2009
  • M.Sc., Applied Marine Science, University of Plymouth, UK, 2000
  • B.Sc., Marine Biology, University of Swansea, UK, 1998