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Bryony Ross

  • BSc hons Physiology
  • Editor
  • 7PublicationsNumber of items in Bryony's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 7Followers


Prior to joining the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Bryony completed a BSc honours in Physiology at the University of Edinburgh. She received a nomination for the Ellis Prize 2005 for her final year project, which examined pathophysiology of the stress related cycle of violence and was conducted whilst on ERASMUS exchange at the University of Leiden, Holland. Since joining IOM, Bryony has been heavily involved nanotechnology health & safety consultancy. She assisted in development & build of the SAFENANO initiative (, the UK’s premier resource on nanotechnology health and safety, and from its official launch in August 2007 has been Editor of this service. Bryony has also been engaged in various SnIRC activities (the Safety of Nanomaterials Interdisciplinary Research Centre – a collaboration between IOM, Edinburgh Napier & Edinburgh Universities and Fera); including the ‘REFNANO’, ‘CELL PEN’ and ‘HARN’ projects, all of which received international acclaim. Bryony helped with the development of BSI PD 6699-2: Nanotechnologies - Part 2: Guide to safe handling and disposal of manufactured nanomaterials, written by the SAFENANO team for BSI. In addition, Bryony was a contributing author to a Defra report on Nanotechnology and Food In addition, Bryony was a contributing author to a Defra report on Nanotechnology and Food, the 2009 EMERGNANO report and the FP7 project report for ENRHES (2009). Bryony’s involvement in further research and communication activities within IOM have included: • Ongoing work as a consortium member of EU FP7 projects NanoImpactNet, ObservatoryNano, NanoTEST, Nanommune, ENRHES & ENPRA. • Contributions to reports on chemical risk assessment & various Medico-Legal contracts for IOM clients. • Development & production of marketing materials & the execution of many media related activities on behalf of Strategic Consulting at the IOM. Beyond her daily work, Bryony is also undertaking an MSc in toxicology, and has recently completed writing a chapter for a Reference guide to Aquatic Anaesthesia, released Spring 2008.

Recent publications

  • 'EMERGNANO: A review of completed and near completed environment, health and safety research on nanomaterials and nanotechnology', Report on DEFRA project CB0409

    • Aitken RJ H
  • Potential risks of nanotechnology and their management

    • Aitken RJ R

Professional experience



August 2007 - Present

Research Scientist

Institute of Occupational Medicine

October 2006 - Present

Office Manager & PA

R A Communications

October 2005 - September 2006(a year)


MSc Toxicology

University of Surrey

November 2007 - Present

BSc hons Physiology

Edinburgh University

October 2001 - June 2005(4 years)


Leiden University

January 2005 - May 2005(4 months)

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