TSG Consulting strengthens toxicology expertise with appointment of Steve Ruckman
March 29, 2019
Steve Ruckman, a leading expert in mammalian toxicology and human health risk assessment, has joined TSG Consulting as Head of Human Health in Europe. Leading a team of seven, Steve will work with other specialists in multi-disciplined project teams to deliver technical work to clients.
With over 35 years’ experience delivering programmes in agrochemicals, food additives, health food ingredients and pharmaceuticals, Steve strengthens the company’s toxicology and risk assessment expertise. He will also provide experienced leadership to the Human Health team, which covers toxicology, human health assessment, residues and chemistry.
Daryl Thomas, Managing Director of TSG Consulting Europe, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Steve to the team. He will further enhance the high-quality services that we already provide to our clients. Steve is well respected across the European chemical industry and brings significant experience and expertise as Principal Toxicologist for Plant Protection Products, Biocides and REACH and as a leader of specialist teams. He also has valuable experience in areas that are becoming increasingly important to our clients such as endocrine disruptor assessment and food contact materials.”
Prior to joining TSG, Steve spent four years at Cambridge Environmental Assessments, where he assessed the toxicological properties and risk to human health from exposure to agrochemicals, chemicals, biocides and consumer products. Prior to this, he spent five years at Mundipharma Research Ltd, managing preclinical drug safety programmes, which followed 29 years in contract research managing toxicology studies and development programmes.
Steve has also developed expertise in the safety assessment and regulation of nutraceuticals and functional foods and has published on the subject. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a Eurotox Registered Toxicologist. He earned an MSc (Distinction) in Biomedical Sciences and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of London.