Professor of Biomedical Science and Established Chair
University of Bradford
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Diana Anderson currently holds the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford, UK. She obtained her first degree in the University of Wales and second degrees in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manchester. After tutoring at the University of Sydney, Australia, she became a research worker in the Department of Cancer Studies at the University of Leeds and at the Paterson Laboratories, Christie Hospital, Manchester. In 1974, she was appointed as Head of Mutagenesis Studies at ICI's Central Toxicology Laboratory. Professor Anderson joined BIBRA International in 1981 as Head of Genetic and Reproductive Toxicology and became Assistant Director and Group Forum Co-ordinator in 1987. In 1992, she became Senior Associate and Coordinator of External Affairs at BIBRA. She has served on the editorial board of 8 international journals, has around 300 publications and edited/authored several books. She has successfully supervised 9 PhD and 2 MSc students and has been invited to speak at many international meetings and chair many symposia. She has helped establish new research laboratories in India and Korea under the auspices of the British Council and UNIDO. Funded by various international agencies, scientists from America, Australia, the Czech Republic, India, Korea, Poland, Spain and Turkey have received training under her supervision. She has organised both national and international meetings and is a member of various national and international committees, including the European Union Scientific Committee for Animal Nutrition (SCAN) and is a consultant for many international organisations, including the WHO, NATO, TWAS and the OECD.
cancer, oxygen radicals, human biomonitoring, unbalanced precursor pools, dietary imbalance, male-mediated developmental defects, nanotoxicology, general toxicology