Food Standards Agency appoints new Chief Scientific Adviser

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In April 2020, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that it had appointed Professor Robin May as its Chief Scientific Adviser. Professor May is Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Birmingham.

The FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser is responsible for

  • the integrity of processes used to source scientific evidence and ensure expert scientific advice is available to the agency;
  • representing the agency in the community of departmental Chief Scientific Advisors and the wider scientific community; and
  • championing science within the agency through developing its scientists’ expertise.

Professor May takes up his new position in July 2020.