Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Professor



t.gant CV




Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Professor Tim Gant trained in Toxicology and Pharmacology at the School of Pharmacy, University College London. He is also a European Registered Toxicologist and Fellow of the British Society of Toxicology and a Member of the American Society of Toxicology. He has experienced postdoctoral periods with the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda USA (1988 to 1993) and Medical Research Council (1993 to 2002). He was appointed Tenure and group leader (2002 to 2011) with the Medical Research Council before moving to work with the Health Protection Agency (2011) and Public Health England (2013) to pursue interests in the translation of science to intervention and policy, research in government and the prevention of disease (public health).

Current Leadership Roles:

Deputy Director, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Exposures and Health

Head of the Toxicology Department, Directorate of Radiation, Chemicals and Environment, UKHSA

Chair Postgraduate Training Sub-Committee, Public Health England.

Co-Editor Toxicology Letters the journal of the European Society of Toxicology.


Previous Leadership Roles:

Group Leader, Systems Toxicology Group, Medical Research Council.


Key Research Interests:

Redox mechanisms in Toxicity

Role of ABC Transporter proteins in Toxicity.

Application of genomic methods in Toxicology and Hazard Identification.

Teaching and Supervision:

Lectures on MSC courses at the University of Surrey, Kings College London and University of Birmingham.

Visiting faculty at the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Bangkok with 22 hours lecturing over two weeks on the Environmental Toxicology course; every two years and last run in Aug/Sept 2017. Planned for Aug/Sept 2019.