Alex Dawson, PhD

Regulatory Scientist

Alex holds a BSc in Applied Zoology from the University of Plymouth and an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Sussex. Additionally, he recently finished a PhD researching the effects of organophosphates on neuronal function and psychiatric health, at the Open University’s laboratories in Milton Keynes.

His interests range from human health to environmental issues, and is particularly keen to help reduce and replace the use of animals in research. His own work has focused on invertebrate neuroscience, plant protection products, and human health topics. Previous experience includes supporting the UK’s initial COVID-19 response with the UK Biocentre, and investigating potential routes of bovine tuberculosis transmission to cattle with the Zoological Society of London.

Alex joined Penman Consulting in July 2021 as a Regulatory Scientist and works with both the Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs team and the Environment team, supporting Penman Consulting’s Only Representative services and consultancy work on REACH compliance issues.