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Depleted Uranium Oversight Board - Curricula Vitae

Curricula Vitae

Surgeon Commodore N E Baldock QHP MB ChB MRCS FRCP FFOM DAvMed Royal Navy

A graduate of Bristol University, Baldock joined the Royal Navy in 1966 and spent many years with the Fleet Air Arm. A consultant in occupational medicine he is currently the Medical Officer-in-Charge of the Institute of Naval Medicine. He chaired the Surgeon General's Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on depleted uranium.


Ronald Brown

Mr Ronald (Ron) Brown graduated in Chemistry at St Andrews University in 1979 and worked in the Chemistry Department as a Research Assistant between 1979 and 1984. His specialisation was in excited state acid-base reactions. In 1984 he joined the Ministry of Defence as a Graduate Trainee Health Physicist and began a training course in which academic work in the Department of Nuclear Science and Technology at the Royal Naval College was supplemented by work experience in various Defence establishments involved in work with radioactive materials. After obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Radiological Protection from the University of Surrey in 1986, he worked in the Defence Radiological Protection Service (DRPS) Approved Dosimetry Service in a number of posts dealing with internal and external dosimetry and dose assessment. The UK Health and Safety Executive were advised of his appointment as a member of the DRPS Corporate Radiation Protection Advisory Service in 1990 and in 1991 he moved to the DRPS Radiation Protection Advisory Group to provide radiation protection advice to Ministry of Defence departments and the UK Armed Forces. He became the DRPS focal point of contact on depleted uranium issues in 1993 and liaises with a number of government and non-governmental organisations involved in Gulf veterans issues, environmental monitoring, uranium analyses, biokinetic modelling, radiation health effects and dose assessment. He provides support to the Ministry of Defence's Nuclear Accident Response Organisation and the UK National Arrangements for Incidents Involving Radioactivity and RADSAFE schemes.


Chris Busby

Chris Busby was born in 1945 in Devon and educated in Kenya, Hampshire and Kent. He obtained a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of London and a PhD in Chemical Physics . He worked in research for the Wellcome Foundation for seven years applying spectroscopic and analytical methods to chemical pharmacology and molecular drug interactions and also researched Raman spectro-electrochemistry at the University of Kent. Since 1987 he has developed his interests in the health effects of ionizing radiation and developed the 'Second Event Theory' which distinguishes between hazards from external and internal irradiation. He is the scientific secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, based in Brussels and also national speaker on Science and Technology for the Green Party. A member of the International Society for Environment Epidemiology, he is also a member of the recently formed UK government committee on the health effects of internal emitters, CERRIE. Recently, he was invited to Iraq and Kosovo to investigate the health effects of Depleted Uranium and has given presentations on the issue to the Royal Society and to the European Parliament. In 1994 he helped to found the Low Level Radiation Campaign and is its scientific consultant. He is a director of the independent environmental consultancy, Green Audit, (www.greenaudit.org) which was recently funded by the Irish State to research the effects of Sellafield on coastal populations. His book 'Wings of Death: Nuclear Pollution and Human Health' (Aberystwyth: Green Audit) was published in 1995 and is still in print. Much of the work he has done, including that on DU is to be found on the website: www.llrc.org. Email : christo@cato5.demon.co.uk


David Coggon MA PhD DM FRCP FFOM FMedSci

David Coggon trained in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. In 1980, after junior hospital jobs in internal medicine, he joined the Medical Research Council's Environmental Epidemiology Unit at Southampton University, where he is now Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. His main research interest is the epidemiology of occupational and environmental causes of disease. His clinical work is in occupational medicine, and he holds an honorary Consultant post with Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also a member of several other government committees including the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (which he chairs), the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards, and the Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation.


Ivor Connolly



James Glennon

Educated in the North East of England to Secondary Modern School
standards. Further 12 months at a Technical College where I studies the following
subjects: Maths, Economics, Commerce and Accounts, Business Calculations, Typing, Geography

Undertook local employment within an Iron and Steel Works etc. before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1970 and trained as a State Enrolled Nurse.

From mid 1974 worked in various occupations from Stock Controller to operating a Commercial Decorating business.

In 1990, re-called from the Long Term Reserve to fly out to Saudi Arabia. After initial training at a Marines Depot, flew out to Saudi Arabia in early January 1991.On arriving in Saudi Arabia, with hundreds of others, went to 32 Field Hospital, Hafar al Batin staying there until departure back to the U.K. In 32 FH helped to run a 200 bedded hospital unit some 70 k from the front line nursing allied troops and Iraqi Prisoners of War.

On return from the Gulf War spent many years as a Medic/Safe Officer on a Safety Standby Vessel (support vessel) in the North Sea and Shetlands and then worked sd an instructor in Basic and Advanced Medical Aid for personnel working off shore in the oil and gas industry.

Ceased work in 1998 because of Gulf War Syndrome/illness with a 60% War Pension.

Some years ago had Urine tested in America and Canada for Depleted Uranium and tested with a positive result. (the highest tested at that time)


Professor Ian T Gilmore

Present Posts:

Education
1956-65 Royal Grammar School, Newcastle uponTyne
1965-68 Kings College, Cambridge
1968-71 St.Thomas' Hospital, London

Qualification
1968 BA, Cambridge Medical Sciences Tripos
1971 MA, MB, BCh, Cambridge
1973 MRCP (UK)
1979 MD (Cambridge)
1985 FRCP (London)

Undergraduate Awards
1965 Northumberland County University Entrance Scholarship
1971 Beaney Prize in Surgery at St.Thomas' Hospital

Postgraduate Awards
1976 Medical Research Council Training Fellowship
1979 Medical Research Council Travelling Fellowship

Other relevant appointments:


Dr J A Muir Gray

Muir Gray was born and educated in Glasgow.

From surgery he moved to public health and has worked in all aspects of public health, and thence to Research and Development. His principal responsibilities have included:

His current responsibilities are:

His most recent book is called Evidence-Based Healthcare, the second edition of which has recently been published. He is also joint author of The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice.


Miss Beverley Green

Head of the Benevolent Department, The Royal British Legion. Based at 48 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JY.

Background - served in RN and Army as Nursing Officer covering 15 years, including service in the Gulf War.

Present role - responsible for the day to day management of Legion benevolent schemes through worldwide welfare network involving paid staff and extensive volunteer force. Annual gross spend £5,000,000.


Dr David Lewis

I was born in Bewdley, Worcestershire and graduated in microbiology and virology from the University of Warwick in 1980. After two years as a research assistant with Glaxo Group Research where I worked on novel antiviral chemotherapeutic agents I moved to Manchester to study for an MSc in Pollution and environmental control which I successfully completed in 1984. My MSc project involved the investigation of novel degradation methods for nuclear reprocessing solutions. This lead to my undertaking a PhD at UMIST in association with Simon Engineering Ltd and British Nuclear Fuels. This involved studying novel treatment technologies for the removal of active and non-active trace metals from simulated nuclear reprocessing effluents. The project also led to a considerable involvement in the field of trace metal analysis. In 1988 on successful completion of my PhD I joined the MoD at the Institute of Naval Medicine. Initially I was involved in a range of analytical tasks and further extended my skills as a trace metal analyst. More recently I have overseen the amalgamation of INM laboratory with another MoD laboratory and now manage the Royal Navy's Occupational and Environmental Science Laboratory which provides a wide range of analytical support for the Fleet and other front line Units. I also led the laboratory's quality control programme which culminated in UKAS accreditation being granted in 2000.


Dr J Gordon Paterson MB; ChB; DRCOG; DCM; FFPHM; FRCPE

Graduated in Medicine, University of Edinburgh, 1965

Following appointments in hospital medicine and general medical practice, trained in Community Medicine (now Public Health Medicine) and held consultant and Director appointments in this specialty between 1977 and 1999

Current appointments:

Principal:

Other:


Dr Margaret F Spittle MSc FRCP FRCR

Dr Margaret Spittle is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Meyerstein Institute of Oncology at the Middlesex Hospital, having qualified at the Westminster Hospital in 1963 and previously worked at St Bartholomew's Hospital and at Stanford University in California. She has consultant responsibilities at The St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas Hospital and at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

She has been Dean of the Royal College of Radiologists, Senior Vice-President of the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of the National Radiological Protection Board and on the Government committee developing the British National Health Service Breast Screening Programme.

She is a member of the Committee of Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment. She is Medical Advisor to the House of Commons All Party Group on Breast Cancer as well as to the charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Gilda’s Club and Action Breast Cancer. She has recently been appointed Civilian Consultant Adviser in Radiation Medicine to the Royal Navy.

Her clinical interests are in breast, head and neck, skin, and AIDS related malignancies. She has a particular interest in the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for the management of patients with malignancy. She lectures and organises meetings both nationally and internationally and is in touch with the latest research and developments

She has two daughters, Kasha, working in design and Victoria a nurse. Her husband David, is a retired lawyer and enthusiastic private pilot. Dr Spittle has also obtained her private pilots' licence. She enjoys Golf, skiing and gardening when possible. She surprised, not only herself, but also her family and friends by completing the London Marathon in 1992 and raised £65,000 for her department in the process.


Brian Geoffrey Spratt PhD FMedSci FRS

Born 21st March 1947. Ph. D. in Microbiology from University College London, postdoctoral research at Princeton University (USA) and Leicester University. Professor at University of Sussex (1989-1997) and University of Oxford (1997-2001), currently Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. Pfizer Award, Hoechst-Rousel Award (USA), Kitasato Medal (Japan), Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Member, Advisory Group on Dangerous Pathogens; Chair, Wellcome Trust Infection and Immunity Panel; Chair, Academy of Medical Sciences working group on Academic Medical Bacteriology in the 21st Century; Independent review for Ministry of Defence on the Health Hazards of the Large-scale Release of Bacteria during the South Coast Defence Trials; Chair, Royal Society working group on the Health Hazards of Depleted Uranium Munitions. Research interests in the population and evolutionary biology of bacterial pathogens. Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, St. Mary's Hospital, London W2 1PG. Tel. 020 7594 3629; Fax. 020 7594 3693. Email. b.spratt@ic.ac.uk.