Dr Andrew Povey


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Published 117 papers in peer reviewed journals (29 first author and 42 last author) and more than 20 different grants obtained from CR-UK, MRC, EU, BLF, AICR, DoH, Defra and HSE.  Total funding ~£3.25M. Supervised 23 PhD students 


1979-1980  Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol.

1980‑1982   Basic Grade Biochemist, AshfordHospital, Middlesex.

1982‑1985   PhD  student, University of London.

1985‑1987   Postdoctoral fellow, International Agency for Research on  Cancer, Lyon, France.

1988‑1989   Fogerty fellow, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute,

                    Bethesda, Md., USA.

1989‑1995   Postdoctoral fellow, Carcinogenesis Department, Paterson Institute  for Cancer

                    Research, Manchester

1995-2008  Senior Lecturer, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester


June 1978     BSc (Chemistry), First Class Honours, University of Bristol

June 1982     MSc (Clinical Biochemistry), University of Surrey

Dec. 1985     PhD (Pharmacy), University of London.

Dec. 1997     MSc (Epidemiology), University of Edinburgh.


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

American Association of Cancer Research.

British Association of Cancer Research.

U.K. Environmental Mutagen Society.

U.K. Molecular Epidemiology Group. 

Molecular Epidemiology Working Group  (AACR)

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2002-2009   Member of the Appraisal Panel for Human Suspected Adverse Reactions 

2008             Member of US EPA FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel

2008-2013   Member of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides

2017-date    Member of the Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer

                     Products and the Environment (COM)




  • Biomarkers, DNA damage, DNA repair, pesticides, Occupational and environmental health, Epidemiology

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