Jonathan Dale

Jonathan S. Dale

Managing Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
Derby (UK)
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Mr. Dale is a regulatory specialist in Exponent’s REACH and new chemical notifications team. Mr. Dale graduated from the University of Warwick in 1996 with a degree in Biochemistry and completed his postgraduate studies there in 1998, obtaining a master’s degree in Ecosystems Analysis and Governance.

Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Dale spent 6 years working within the registration department of a leading UK-based contract research organisation. He spent 4 years concentrating on worldwide notification of new chemical substances where he specialized in the notification of substances using non standard testing strategies, before changing focus to work with the registration of “Phase-in” substances in accordance with the REACH regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006). In particular, Mr. Dale spent much of his time working as the technical advisor to international consortia developing regulatory strategy for their REACH registration procedures, designing testing programmes and providing tailored regulatory advice to clients across the globe.

Mr. Dale specializes in the EU REACH Regulation, in particular the registration and testing requirements and procedures for both “Phase-in” and “Non Phase-in” substances and has given presentations on the Regulation at a number of international conferences and seminars in Europe, USA, and Asia. Mr. Dale also continues to be actively involved in the worldwide notification of new industrial chemicals.


  • M.Sc., Ecosystems Analysis and Governance, University of Warwick, UK, 1998
  • B.Sc., (Hons), Biochemistry 2(i), University of Warwick, UK, 1996


Combes RD, Balls M, Illing HP, Bhogal N, Dale JS, Duvé G, Feron V, Grindon C, Gülden M, Loizou G, Priston R, Westmoreland C. Possibilities for a new approach to chemicals risk assessment. ATLA 2006; 34:621–649.

Tissot S, Gribaldo L, Guest RL, Dale JS. Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, R7.4 Acute Toxicity. European Chemicals Agency, May 2008.


Dale JS. Data sources, capture, sharing and submission. Smithers RAPRA - REACH Europe 2008 Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, September 16–18 2008.

Dale JS. Practical preparation for REACH. AMI Polyolefin Additives Conference, Köln, Germany, April 14–15, 2008.

Dale JS. REACH implementation. REACH – Preparing for Pre-Registration CHCS Conference, Pride Park Stadium, Derby, UK, January 23 2008.

Dale JS. How to prepare for June 2008 and beyond. CPhI’s REACH for the Chemical Ingredients Industry Conference, London, UK, December 5, 2007.

Prior Experience

Senior Registration Officer, Contract research organisation, 2007–2008

Registration Executive, Contract research organisation, 2006–2007

Registration Officer, Contract research organisation, 2003–2006

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Biologist and Member of the Institute of Biologists

Registered Member of The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs

Member of the Chemical Hazard Communication Society

Project Experience

Acted as technical advisor to a large, international metal consortium. Provided advice to the consortium’s Technical Working Group and developed regulatory strategy for the REACH registration of the elemental metal and approximately 15 of its compounds on behalf over 25 companies.