James Hopkins Managing Director

RSB/BTS and European Registered Toxicologist

James’s enduring enthusiasm and drive for studying all matters toxicological, his qualifications (RSB/BTS and ERT), and his 40+ years in the industry suggest that he has probably critically evaluated more toxicity data sets than most; with a work portfolio that includes projects in the food, chemical, pharmaceutical, agrichemical and packaging sectors, he has an extraordinary breadth of knowledge and experience.

In recent times, James has been primarily focused on the consumer products industry, and in particular he has undertaken detailed analyses using the framework outlined by the International Programme on Chemical Safety, of the Mode of Action of the carcinogenicity of a wide range of very well-studied organic and inorganic contaminants.

James’s 10-year working partnerships with both the UK Environment Agency, assisting them on the human health issues associated with contaminated land, and Health Canada, contributing to the many chemical toxicology needs triggered by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, has been of huge value to both organisations. Clients regularly benefit from his experience in the evaluation of poorly studied chemicals, in particular the application of the concept of the Threshold of Toxicological Concern, and the construction of defensible and thus very cost-effective “Read Across” narratives that pre-empt the need for additional toxicity testing.

James is the managing director of bibra toxicology advice & consulting Ltd but as he is fond of saying, he has never allowed that to get in the way of doing what he enjoys most – working with clients to address much needed chemical hazard and risk challenges.

As an avid if slow cyclist, James is often seen dragging himself up the local hills in an attempt to ensure eternal life. His pet hate is his Concept 2 rower, although he assumes that the pain it causes is doing him some good.

 

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