Ms Kate Jones CChem FRSC
Kate Jones is team lead for Biological Monitoring at the Health & Safety Executive. She has wide experience and expertise in the biological monitoring of organic compounds, this includes skills in the use of specialist analytical techniques and instrumentation; method development; toxicology; and gaining approval for and running human volunteer studies. Kate has been heavily involved in developing biological monitoring for isocyanates in the UK as a means of assessing and controlling exposure. She is actively involved with the British Occupational Hygiene Society and is the UK national secretary for ICOH.
Mr Chris Waine CSci CChem MRSC
Chris Waine is a European Registered Toxicologist, working for bibra toxicology advice and consulting, a specialist human health hazard and risk assessment provider. Chris specialises in supporting regulatory submissions from clients across the chemical industry, with a particular focus on the EU REACH, CLP and Biocidal Product regulations. His particular interests lie in the field of read-across, (Q)SAR and other alternatives to animal testing, presenting on these topics at European conferences. Chris co-ordinates the RSC Toxicology Group Committee’s social media and online presence; you can follow the Group on Twitter @RSCToxGroup.
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Dr John MacLachlan CSci CChem FRSC
Dr John MacLachlan is a retired academic from Glasgow Caledonian University, with teaching, research and consultancy interests in applications of analytical chemistry; and has specialist skills in forensic and environmental toxicology. Specific areas of expertise are in the use of GC-MS and LC-MS in the trace analysis of a range of organic compounds in body fluids, and in environmental matrices, including POP/EDCs, drugs of abuse, and additives/contaminants in food. Recent research includes the “noPILLS” project in the determination of pharmaceuticals in waste water as part of an international EU(INTEREG) project, representing Scotland/UK; morphine/alcohol dependency in mice (MRC funded with Bristol University); sterol biomarkers in human neurological diseases (St Georges Hospital, London).
Previous posts were as an Environmental Scientist/Mass Spectroscopist with the Public Analyst Laboratory, and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Strathclyde University (GC-MS of biogenic amines in human tears and other body fluids).
His academic leadership is based on the above core areas of analytical chemistry/toxicology and so was Chair of the Forensic Investigation Programme Board, and the GCU representative on the RSC Heads of Chemistry Group (HCUK). He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, a Member of the Biochemical Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Society. He has published over 60 scientific papers/articles/expert witness reports, and has been an active member of the RSC (Toxicology Group and the Analytical Division-Scotland Region) for many years, in the promotion of chemistry in various outreach activities and including organising scientific meetings/conferences.