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Professor Diana Anderson

Professor of Biomedical Science and Established Chair
University of Bradford
Diana Anderson

Diana Anderson MSc, PhD, DipEd, C.Biol, FRSB, FRCPath, FRCS, FIFST, FATS, FBTS, FHEA

Professor Diana Anderson currently holds the Established Chair in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford, UK She obtained her first degree in the University of Wales and second degrees in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester. After tutoring at the University of Sydney, Australia, she became a research worker in the Department of Cancer Studies at the University of Leeds and at the Paterson Laboratories, Christie Hospital, Manchester. In 1974, she was appointed as Head of Mutagenesis Studies at ICI’s Central Toxicology Laboratory. Professor Anderson joined BIBRA International in 1981 as Head of Genetic and Reproductive Toxicology and became Assistant Director and Group Forum Co-ordinator in 1987. In 1992, she became Senior Associate and Co-ordinator of External Affairs at BIBRA.

She has attended various management courses. She has served on the editorial board of 10 international journals, has over 450 publications, has edited/authored 9 books and guest-edited 9 special issues of 4 international journals. She has been/is Series Editor of books in Current Toxicology for John Wiley and Sons and Issues in Toxicology for the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As an active Committee member, she has been Vice-President of the Institute of Biology and was Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Association of Environmental Mutagen Societies. She is Chief Examiner for the International Diploma in Toxicology under the aegis of the Royal Society of Biology. As a successful supervisor for 28 PhD, 1 MSc and 2 M.Phil students, she is currently supervising another 5 PhDs. She has been external examiner for 27 PhDs and was External Examiner for the Dept. of Genetics, University of Wales, Swansea. She has been invited to speak at many international meetings and chair many symposia.

New research laboratories in India and Korea have been established with her help under the auspices of the British Council and UNIDO. Funded by various international agencies, scientists from America, Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, India, Iran, Korea, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Turkey have received training under her supervision. She has organised both national and international meetings and was a member of various national (e.g. MRC Advisory Board and Veterinary Products Committee) and international committees, including the European Union Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition (SCAN). For 2007-2010 she won an award as Yorkshire Enterprise Fellow and was nominated for an Albert Einstein Award In Science in 2016. She is a consultant for many international organisations, such as the WHO, NATO, TWAS, UNIDO and the OECD.

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