COT/COM/COC Annual Report 2021

2021 Membership of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

Last updated: 17 November 2022


Professor Alan Boobis OBE, PhD, FBTS, FBPhS

Emeritus Professor of Toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London.


Dr Phil Botham BSc, PhD

Principal Science Advisor at Syngenta (part time).

Ms Jane Case

Lay Member.

Dr Stella Cochrane BSc PhD

Science Leader for Allergy and Immunology in Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre.

Dr James Coulson BSc MBBCh Dip Med Tox Dip Therapeutics LLM MD FRCP FRCPE ERT

Clinical Reader at Cardiff University, Honorary Professor in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Honorary Consultant Physician, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Dr René Crevel

Director, René Crevel Consulting Limited.

Dr Caroline Harris PhD, CChem, FRSC

Practice Director and Principal Scientist, Exponent International Ltd.

Professor Gary Hutchison

Dean of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University, with responsibility for Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Teacher Education and Sports Exercise and Health Sciences.

Dr Sarah Judge BSc, PhD

Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences at Newcastle University. 

Dr Gunter Kuhnle

Professor of Nutrition and Food Science.

Dr David Lovell

Emeritus Reader in Medical Statistics at St George’s Medical School, University of London.

Dr Mac Provan

Director of Regulatory Science Ltd.

Ms Juliet Rix

Lay Member.

Dr Michael Routledge

Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology in the School of Medicine at Leeds.

Dr Cheryl Scudamore

RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Pathology (laboratory animals) working as independent consultant in experimental and toxicological pathology.

Dr Natalie Thatcher

Mondelēz International.

Professor Mireille Toledano

Chair in Perinatal and Paediatric Environmental Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Imperial College London.

Professor Faith M Williams MA PhD hon FBTS (until March 2021).

Emeritus Professor of Toxicology, Medical Toxicology Centre and Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University.

Professor Philippe Wilson

Professor of Animal Science and Bioinformatics, Nottingham Trent University, and Head of Conservation at the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Professor Matthew Wright BSc, PhD

Professor of Toxicology, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University.

Professor Maged Younes

Independent expert on toxicology and biochemical pharmacology.

Professor Thorhallur I. Halldorsson (from April 2021).

Professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Iceland.

Dr Simon Wilkinson (from April 2021).

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Sciences at Newcastle University.

Professor Shirley Price (from April 2021).

 Emerita Professor of Toxicology at the University of Surrey.


Ms Catherine Mulholland BSc (Hons), ERT Scientific Secretary

Ms Britta Gadeberg BSc (Hons) MSc    Scientific Secretary – PHE

Dr David Gott BSc (Hons) PhD

Dr Alexander Cooper BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Dr Barbara Doerr BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Dr Douglas Hedley BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Ms Frances Hill BSc (Hons) MSc (until May 2021)

Ms Jocelyn Frimpong Manso BSc (Hons) MSc

Ms Cleanncy Hoppie BSc (Hons) MSc

Mr Barry Maycock BSc (Hons) MSc

Dr Olivia Osborne BSc (Hons) (Exon) PhD

Ms Claire Potter BSc (Hons) MSc ERT

Dr Joseph Shavila BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Ms Chloe Thomas BSc (Hons) (until April 2021)

Ms Sabrina Thomas BSc (Hons) MSc

Ms Chara Tsoulli BSc (Hons) MSc Ms

Frederique Uy BSc (Hons) MSc

Miss Sophy Wells  

Dr Gaetana Spedalieri  (from September 2021)

Mr Thomas Hornsby BSc (Hons) MSc (from July 2021)

Mr Lawrence Finn BSc (Hons) MSc (from October 2021)

Ms Gail Drummond BSc (Hons) MSc, LLB, PG Dip (law) (from June 2021)

Dr Emily Hudson BSc (Hons) Mres (from November 2021)

Dr David Kovacic (from October 2021)