Professor Tim Gant

Vice President

Professor Timothy (Tim) Gant is Head of the Department of Toxicology at UKHSA and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London School of Public Health. He trained in Toxicology and Pharmacology at the School of Pharmacy, University College London (BSc/PhD) and is a European Registered Toxicologist, Fellow of the British Society of Toxicology and Member of the American Society of Toxicology.

Professor Gant undertook postdoctoral periods with the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda USA (1988 to 1993) and Medical Research Council (MRC) UK (1993 to 2002). He was appointed to an MRC tenure in 2002 and served as group leader (2002 to 2011). In 2011 he moved to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), a Non-Executive Agency of the UK government (now UKHSA/Executive Agency) to pursue interests in the application of Toxicology in Public Health and training in government. Within UKHSA he chairs the Postgraduate training sub-committee which oversees support for postgraduate training within UKHSA and is co-lead for the Affiliated Research Centre of UKHSA which is incorporated within the Open University of the UK.

Professor Gant is Co-Editor of Toxicology Letters the journal of the European Society of Toxicology. With Professor Frank Kelly (Imperial College, London) he leads the DHSC funded Health Protection Research Unit, Environmental Exposure and Health.

Professor Gant currently serves (chair for 3 years) on the Emerging Issues Committee of the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, Washington DC, and on the Scientific Advisory Board of ECETOC. For six years (2012-2018) he chaired the Scientific Subcommittee of the British Toxicological Society.