Derek has a BSc in microbiology, an MSc in Industrial Biotech and a PhD in molecular microbial ecology. Derek joined a research group in Imperial College as a postdoc before joining Syngenta and working in different disciplines in the techno-regulatory environment for 13 years.
Derek’s experience includes working on indirect photolysis, the field study team focusing on terrestrial field dissipation, field leaching studies and method development/validations. Derek moved to an EU risk assessor role and subsequently to the technical lead on global registrations. During his time at Syngenta, Derek worked for many years on the design and conduct of a European monitoring study and in more recent times he led a number of environmental safety project teams on data generation for Global markets.
Outside of work, Derek enjoys spending time with his young family. He has a great passion for all things sporting, particularly cycling, and is an avid Everton fan.
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The Exchange, Station Parade
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The Exchange is a ten storey building next to Harrogate train station.
(We are on the 5th floor).
Parking is available at Station Parade car park (HG1 1TT)
or the Victoria Multi Storey car park (HG1 5LQ) on East Parade.