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Professor Colin Ockleford B.Sc., PhD., F.R.M.S., F.R.C.Path.,D.Sc., F.Acad.MEd.,F.A.S.


Colin Ockleford

Lancaster University

Furness Building



Tel: +44 1524 592405

Career Details

Professor Colin Ockleford is Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, a member of  Council of the Anatomical Society, several of its sub-committees, and a former Member of the Education Committee of the International Federation of Anatomical Associations. He is a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.

He is Chair of the Lancaster Medical School Research Committee and recently completed a 6 year term as an independent member of the ministerial Advisory Committee on Pesticides, DEFRA where he had responsibility for Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity.  He is a member of  the Medical and Toxicology panel of the Chemical Regulations Directorate and a member of the PAHES working group on Pesticides Incidents. In 2012 he was appointed to the newly constituted Poisons Board by the Home Secretary.   In 2012 he was also  appointed to two panels of Scientific Experts by the European Food Safety Authority (the external review working group- ERWG & the plant protection products and residues panel- PPR).

He is  a Visiting Professor and Head of the Laboratory for Developmental Cell Sciences at Leicester University. His research work on Reproductive Immunopathology has led to the award of the Symington Prize of the Anatomical Society, Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists by publication and a D.Sc. from St Andrews University. He was a partner in the European Molecular Biology of Implantation Consortium (EMBIC) a network of excellence funded by the EU from 2005-2009.

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