Our Chief Scientist
The Food Standards Agency's Chief Scientist is Dr Andrew Wadge.
His role is to:
- Be accountable for the integrity of the processes used to source scientific evidence and ensure expert scientific advice is available to the Agency.
- Represent the Agency in the community of Departmental Chief Scientific Advisers and the wider scientific community.
- Champion science within the Agency through developing its scientists' expertise.
Andrew has overall responsibility for all of the analytical disciplines from which the Agency draws advice: natural and physical sciences, social science, economics, operational research and statistics.
Andrew Wadge was formerly Head of the Agency's Chemical Safety and Toxicology Division, working on issues including toxicology of food chemicals, allergy and food intolerance, food additives, contact materials, pesticides and veterinary medicine residues.
Originally working in academic research laboratories and Westminster Medical School, he has been a Government scientist since 1986, holding posts in the Department of Health, including work on the health effects of environmental pollution, and then leading the Food Chemical Safety Unit with responsibility for the secretariat to the independent expert Committee on Toxicity.
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Thursday 27 September 2012
Each year the Agency's Chief Scientist reports on our science and research programmes. The latest report covers the period April 2011 to March 2012.
Wednesday 10 September 2008
Andrew Wadge regularly updates his blog, which you can add comments to.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
The Chief Scientist and his team represent the Agency at a range of meetings and events. Information about meetings planned for this and next month are presented on this page.