Dr Michael Routledge

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

Last updated: 24 April 2023


Michael is Associate Professor of Medical Education at University of Leicester. His research interests are in molecular epidemiology and environmental toxicology. Earlier in his career he focused on environmental carcinogenesis, particularly measuring DNA damage and mutation and using mutation spectra to understand mechanisms of mutagenesis.  For the last decade, he has been involved in studying (i) the health impacts of mycotoxins in the diet and (ii) the toxicity of particulate matter, including the genotoxicity of both diesel particles and engineered nanoparticles.

Dr. Routledge's appointment as a member of the COT expires on 31st May 2025.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor University of Leicester


Member of working group, European Food Safety Authority, 2018-2019.

 Vice-President of UKEMS (UK Environmental Muta-Genesis Society)