Our Scientists

Peter Ritchie

Peter is Head of Information Science at IOM, working on the design and management of ICT systems, databases, and application development for scientific and business requirements. His experience includes more than twenty years in the development of diverse systems and applications for epidemiology, toxicology, exposure, sickness-absence and well-being, and other hazard and risk assessment. Recent projects involve the creation of data capture and management systems for on-line health assessment surveys, web and mobile app development for exposure recording, and large scale data handling and tool development for toxicity and risk assessment of engineered nanomaterial (ENM).

Contact details:

  • Head of Information Science Section
  • Office: +44 (0) 131 449 8009
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7818 426 616
  • Email: peter.richie@iom-world.org 


  • MiBiol by examination, (Hons, Ecology)
  • Bsc (Biology)

Research Interests:

  • Scientific Database systems and applications development
  • Nano-EHS Data Management
  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Sickness-Absence
  • Survey Methods
  • ICT, mobile, and IoT developments.


Selected Publications:

Tielemans E, Warren N, Schneider T, Tischer M, Ritchie P, Goede H, Kromhout H, van Hemmen J, Cherrie JW.  (2007).  Tools for regulatory assessment of occupational exposure development and challenges.  Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.  July 11, 2007 (epub ahead of print). 

Dick FD, Semple SE, van Tongeren M, Miller BG, Ritchie PD, Sherriff D, Cherrie JW. (2010). Development of a Task-Exposure Matrix (TEM) for Pesticide Use (TEMPEST).  Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 26th March 2010 (epub ahead of print). 

Tielemans E, Warren N, Fransman W, Van Tongeren M, Mcnally K, Tischer M, Ritchie P, Kromhout H, Schinkel J, Schneider T, Cherrie JW.  (2011). Advanced REACH Tool (ART): Overview of Version 1.0 and research needs.  Annals of Occupational Hygiene; 55: 949-956.

Schinkel J, Ritchie P, Goede  H, Fransman W, van Tongeren M, Cherrie JW, Tielemans E, Kromhout Hand, Warren  N. (2012). The Advanced REACH Tool (ART): Incorporation of an Exposure Measurement Database .  Annals  of Occupational Hygiene; 57: 717-726. ( 9th January 2013. (Epub ahead of print)). 

Crawford JO, Davis A, Walker, GH, Cowie H, Ritchie P. (2016). Knowledge transfer in occupational safety and health: the influence of practitioner skills. Contemporary Human Factors and Ergonomics 2016; 242-247.