Dave has over 30 years’ experience in applying his knowledge and experience of ecotoxicology to provide practical solutions to address the needs of a variety of industrial and Government customers.
Currently delivering work for the permitting of discharges and Environmental Impact Assessment for the UK Nuclear industry, he has extensive experience of the management and coordination of European and Nationally funded projects. He managed the Defra endocrine disruptor and OECD test method development programme for over ten years, as well as making significant contributions in co-ordinating industry engagement during the development of the Defra assessment of diffuse pollution in support of the Water Framework Directive. Work areas include chemical risk assessment for a wide range of customers including: on behalf of Thames Water studies in support of the Indirect potable reuse scheme for London; for Schlumberger an assessment of Nevada Gold mine water sulphate discharges; and for Rio Tinto assessment of copper discharges from African mines. Reviews underpinning regulatory assessment have been delivered for sediment toxicity test procedures for the European Food Safety Authority and Strategic Environmental Assessments for Offshore Oil and Gas development required by Department of Energy and Climate Change. As a senior ecotoxicologist and chemical risk assessor he also provides Defra with advice on the risk assessment of hazardous substances in the marine environment. As a key member of the Cefas Emergency Response team he advises Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Marine Management Organisation and the UK Food Standards Agency on prevention and remediation options for all chemical and oil spills in English waters.
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