Robin has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology from the University of Bath, and a PhD in Agricultural Ecology from the University of Reading. The topic of his thesis was to investigate management methods to enhance biodiversity in non-cropped grass buffer strips for the benefit of flora and fauna including bees, butterflies and spiders. He has spent over 12 years working within R&D in the agrochemical industry for both Cyanamid Agriculture UK and Syngenta, and has experience in several broad areas including field trials, entomology, pesticide resistance, and herbicide research. Robin has extensive experience working as a Study Director in a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant environment within the ecotoxicology department at Syngenta. Within this role, Robin specialized in terrestrial ecotoxicology and conducted laboratory, semi-field and field trials on a range of non-target arthropods, earthworms, honeybees and non-target plants, as well as conducting regulatory risk assessments for the support of plant protection products. Robin is a member of the Royal Society of Biology, is Honorary Secretary for the Agrisciences technical interest group of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation.
At CSI, Robin prepares registration dossiers and risk assessments for plant protection products, and provides support for biocides, chemicals, pharma and cosmetic products, and food contact materials.
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