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HSL Appoints New Head of Science

(May 2008)

mtrainor.jpgMary Trainor is HSL's new Head of Science. Her responsibilities include raising HSL's scientific profile through setting standards for scientific work; developing HSL scientists in the advancement of their careers; strengthening links with universities and professional institutions; and developing the laboratory's science plan. As a Senior Scientific Advisor to HSE's Chief Scientist, she will be working with HSE in ensuring that HSE and HSL are effective in the commissioning and delivery of science to improve the health and safety of workers and reduce risks to the public arising from workplace activities. Mary has a first class honours degree in Physics from Imperial College, and a PhD in High Energy Nuclear Physics from Birmingham University. She held a fellowship at CERN, the European Centre for High Energy Nuclear Physics, in Geneva before working at Oxford University. In 1992 she joined HSL and since then has specialised in the assessment of risks to health and safety. This included heading HSL's Risk Assessment Section which she built into a multi-disciplinary team spanning human and organisational factors as well as engineering and the physical sciences.

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