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Dr Dick Lewis BSc MSc PhD

Consultant Toxicologist
About Dick

Dick has extensive experience (30 years plus) in industrial and agrichemical toxicology. After a PhD on the effects of inhaled dusts on the lung (Cardiff University), Dick joined ICI’s Central Toxicology laboratory in 1988. Over the next 34 years he held a number of science and people leadership roles with ICI/Zeneca and Syngenta including heading inhalation toxicology, long term toxicology and reproductive and developmental toxicology. Throughout this time, he was heavily involved in the selection and development of new crop protection molecules. From 2010 he was the Global Head of Toxicology and Health Science at Syngenta having responsibility for the human safety of crop protection chemicals and traits and led groups in the UK, USA, Switzerland and Brazil. Dick has presented and published extensively over the last 30 years and has led and contributed to many scientific initiatives and expert committees on hazard assessment and characterisation (working with various organisation including CLE, CLI. ECETOC, EFSA EChA, HESI, NC3Rs)