Prof John Cherrie

Principal Scientist

John is a Principal Scientist at IOM and Professor of Human Health at Heriot Watt University. He is a former President of the British Occupational Hygiene Society. His research interests include human exposure assessment, environmental and occupational epidemiology, natural and synthetic fibres – including asbestos, dermal exposure to chemicals and dermatitis, and particulate air pollution. He also prepares medico-legal reports in relation to dust and chemical exposures, particularly to do with workplace cancer risks and occupationally-related neurodegenerative disease.

Contact Details:

Qualifications:

  • BSc
  • PhD
  • CFFOH

Committee and Society Memberships:

  • Workplace Health Expert Committee – HSE
  • Committee on Fibre Measurement - HSE
  • British Occupational Hygiene Society
  • International Society for Exposure Science
  • Member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the Annals of Workplace Exposures and Health
  • Member of the Editorial Board for Particle and Fibre Toxicology
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Open access International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Research Interests:

John Cherrie is a Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, and Professor of Human Health in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.  He has a wide range of research interests, which include:-

  • Exposure science and the exposome
  • Occupational and environmental epidemiology
  • Health impact assessment
  • Occupational carcinogens
  • Exposure modelling
  • Dermal exposure to chemicals
  • Occupational causes of neurodegenerative disease
  • Air pollution