||Canice Nolan has a B.Sc. in zoology from University College Dublin (1979) and a Ph.D. (1984) from the same University based on research (heavy metal toxicology) carried out at the Radiochemistry Division of the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Italy. His postdoc during 1984-1986 at the University of Rhode Island focused at blood and urinary biomarkers of environmental and occupational exposure to heavy metals. From 1986-1991 he did research on the movement of radioactivity in marine food chains at the IAEA Marine Radioactivity Laboratory. |
He joined the European Commission in 1991 where, in the Directorate-General for Research, he was responsible for program management on Environment, Health and Chemical Safety. This work focused mainly but not exclusively on chemicals risk assessment methodologies, water quality, air pollution epidemiology and endocrine disruption.In 1998 he moved within the Commission to DG Agriculture where he was responsible initially for pesticides residues legislation. In 1999, following the reorganization of the Commission, this work moved to DG Health and Consumer Protection where he was Head of the Plant Protection Products Sector - responsible for the management and development of legislation on pesticides evaluation, authorization and use as well as the setting and monitoring of maximum residue limits for pesticides in food and feed. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Nolan was Head of the Health, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Section at the Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S., based in Washington, DC. Since September 1, 2008, Dr. Nolan is the Team Leader for International Health (bilateral and multilateral relations) in the Commission Directorate General Health Health and Consumers. He is a former member of the SCOPE Scientific Committee on Methodologies for the safety assessment of chemicals, the ILSI/HESI Emerging Issues Committee and the ILSI Agrochemical Safety Assessment Working Group.