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Member: Dr Martie Van Tongeren

Dr Martie Van Tongeren has over 25 years of experience in the field of occupational (and environmental) health.  In his current post as Director of Research at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) he is responsible for a multidisciplinary team of 25 scientists, covering a range of disciplines (including exposure assessment, toxicology, epidemiology, statistics, information sciences, human factors, ergonomy) and themes (Workplace exposures and health; Safety of Nanomaterials, Environment and Health; Workplace Interventions and Evaluations; and Work and Aging Population).  Prior to joining the IOM, he was a Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Manchester and prior to that he was a (Snr) Research Fellow/Research Assistant at the Institute of Occupational Health at the University of Birmingham.

His main personal expertise and research interest can be summarized as:

-         Exposure assessment for Epidemiological Studies (as well as burden of disease studies)

-         Exposure to engineered nanomaterials and risk of exposure to such particles

-         Development and evaluation of exposure modelling for regulatory purposes

He is an Honorary Professor at School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh UK as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen.