John Cocker, a Senior Scientist at HSL, has recently been
appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on
Pesticides (ACP). This is an independent body which advises
Ministers on all matters relating to the control of pesticides.
Members provide scientific advice on the safe and effective use of
pesticides and other pest control methods.
This important Ministerial appointment recognises John's
significant expertise in occupational exposure assessments.
John has successfully steered the research and
analytical services work of the Biological Monitoring Team, and his
efforts have raised the profile of using biomonitoring as an
important tool for assessing and controlling occupational exposure
to hazardous chemicals, including pesticides and
As well as providing valuable networking and learning
opportunities for John, the posting will further enhance HSL's
reputation as an organisation committed to developing and
delivering world-class science.
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