Dr. Roger Drew, PhD, DABT, FACTRA
Toxicologist & Health Risk Assessor
Tel: +61 3 9572 1448
Dr Roger Drew is one of the Principal consultants of ToxConsult Pty Ltd. He has primary degrees in biochemistry and pharmacology and postgraduate degrees in toxicology, further toxicology training was undertaken as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute in the USA. Twelve years were spent at Flinders University of South Australia as a lecturer/senior lecturer teaching medical students, conducting toxicological research and participating at University administration.
In 1996 Dr Drew was certified in toxicology by earning Diplomate status of the American Board of Toxicology. He is one of the only certified consultant toxicologists in Australia.
He has over 40 years of experience in toxicological research, interpretation of toxicological data and health based risk assessment. He has been a toxicology consultant to Federal and State Health Authorities, was appointed to several standing National Health & Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) expert committees constituted for regulatory assessment of chemicals and an invited member of many expert task groups of the World Health Organization for the International Programme on Chemical Safety.
For several years Dr Drew was Manager of the Toxicology Information Section and also Corporate Toxicologist of ICI Australia and was principal toxicologist with SHE Pacific Pty Ltd, Safety Health and Environmental Consultants. He has worked closely with regulatory authorities and industry organisations in developing and refining regulations relating to hazard assessment of chemicals and provision of information to workers and emergency response personnel. He has been a consultant toxicologist thereafter for over 15 years.
Dr Drew has expanded his interest and activity in health and ecological risk assessment methodologies, and routinely applies chemical hazard evaluation and risk assessment to occupational, environmental and public health chemical issues.
Dr Drew is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and teaches various aspects of toxicology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at local Universities. He is a member of several professional toxicological societies and continues to remain active in promoting and fostering the science. He is a recognised national and international expert in toxicology and risk assessment.
A detailed curriculum vitae for Roger Drew can be provided on request.