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Gareth Evans

Prinicipal Scientist
HSL

Gareth Evans

Dr Gareth Evans is a Principal Scientist in the Occupational Hygiene unit at HSL and has managed large research programmes for the Health and Safety Executive. He worked with Dr Lesley Rushton (Imperial College, London) to complete a comprehensive update of the estimated numbers of cancers in GB attributable to exposure to occupational carcinogens and carcinogenic substances. This work was published in June 2012 as a series of 23 technical reports and a 13 paper supplement in the British Journal of Cancer.  Gareth with colleagues Dr Rosemary Gibson and Dr Angel Curtis authored one of the first reviews on alternative toxicological tests for nanomaterials prepared on behalf of  UK Nanotechnology Research Coordination Group (NRCG).  Together with colleagues at HSL he has contributed to several EU funded research projects on safe  work with manufactured nanomaterials (EU NANODEVICE, NANO-IMPACTNET) and is a member of the HSL Centre for Interdisciplinary Nanomaterials Research. He is part of team that deliver systematic reviews and his subject expertise is toxicology (particularly immunology and carcinogenesis) and the use of alternative toxicity tests to replace animal testing.  In addition he is involved in work to communicate knowledge about occupational hazards to non-technical audiences.  Gareth has published 87 peer reviewed papers and has written seven book chapters, and is an author of over thirty technical reports written for HSE and other Government Departments.  He is technical reviewer for the several international journals