Frances Hill


rances Hill is a Regulatory Toxicologist, having worked within the UK government for 20 years on a range of topics. Originally at the Food Standards Agency, she subsequently moved to Department of Business and Trade (DBT) in 2021 to lead the newly formed Chemical Risk Assessment Team within the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) working to ensure that chemical risks relating to consumer products are identified and regulated appropriately.

Frances has extensive committee experience in relation to chemical risk assessment, having held positions on the secretariat of a number of Scientific Advisory Committees such as the Food Standard Agency’s Committee on Toxicity and Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes as well as setting up a new Committee advising the OPSS on the chemical safety of consumer products. Frances has also been a member of a number of Committees and working groups such as the European Food Safety Authority’s  Flavouring Working Group and as a Temporary Advisor for the WHO/FAO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives on the safety of a number of new and established food additives.