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  • Andrew Wadge and Stephen Holgate gain CSci status

Professor Stephen Holgate, Chair of the Science Council Science in Health Group, and Dr Andrew Wadge, Chief Scientist at the Food Standards Agency, have become Chartered Scientists.

Dr Wadge is Chief Scientist at the Food Standards Agency, having previously worked for the Agency on issues including toxicology of food chemicals, allergy and food intolerance, and food additives.  Speaking after being awarded Chartered Scientist through the Institute of Food Science and Technology, Dr Wadge commented that he sees CSci as “a way of demonstrating that I am committed to using and communicating science to a high standard in the way that I approach my work as Chief Scientist today; that science for me remains robust, relevant and alive in how I work”.

Professor Holgate is an eminent scientist specialising in the immunological and inflammatory mechanisms of asthma.  As well as being Medical Research Council Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician at Southampton University Hospital Trust, he is well known to the Science Council having chaired its Science in Health Group since 2005.  He achieved CSci through the Institute of Biomedical Science.  Professor Holgate is the first leading clinician to gain CSci status.

Since its inception in 2004, the Chartered Scientist designation has been awarded to over 15,000 people working across all fields of science.

Read Andrew Wadge's CSci profile here

FSA Chief's Scientist's blog (external site)

Professor Holgate's University of Southampton staff profile (external site)