Gary Hutchison

Gary Hutchison

Prof Gary Hutchison BSc MSc PhD

Dean of Applied Sciences

Biography

Prof Gary Hutchison was appointed Dean of School in August 2015.
Prof Hutchison undertook his scientific training by completing an Honours degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Stirling and went on to study an MSc in Drug Design and Biomedical Science before undertaking a PhD examining the toxicology of inhaled particles at Napier University. In 2004 he began his post-doctoral career with the Medical Research Council in the Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, where he held two posts.

Prof Hutchison is Dean of School of Applied Sciences with responsibility for Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Teacher Education and Sports Exercise and Health Sciences. In addition to leading the School Prof Hutchison is Campus Principal for Sighthill Campus and member of the University Senior Leadership Team.

Prof Hutchison holds membership of the Scottish Council of Deans for Education, the Council of Deans for Science and Engineering Scotland and Chairs the Scottish Institute for Policing Research Board of Governance. Prof Hutchison is also currently a UK Government Scientific Advisor with membership of Defra’s Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC); Member of Defra’s College of Scientific Experts and previously was a member of the NANoREG UK steering group and UK Government Nanotechnologies Strategy Forum.

Prof Hutchison is responsible for leading nano safety research at the University with the aim of identifying whether a variety of nano-forms can enter the human body, interact with the respiratory, immune and reproductive systems and cause harm. Prof Hutchison was submitted to RAE 2008, REF2014 and has secured and contributed to large collaborative nanotoxicology studies such as the EU FP7 projects ENPRA, ENRHES & MARINA and is currently part of the Horizon2020 BIORIMA project. He has been supported in the past by charities (European Respiratory Society, Welcome Trust, Carnegie Trust and Nuffield Foundation), government (Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Scottish Funding Council, Defra), and industry (GlaxoSmithKline).

Prof Hutchison's broader activities include membership of the Scottish Life Sciences Association HR Specialist Interest Group; Scottish Toxicology Interest Group; British & European Society of Nanomedicine; The in vitro toxicology Society; the Edinburgh based Safety of nanomaterials Interdisciplinary Research Centre (SnIRC).

Prof Hutchison was a co-founder of the International Network of Young Researchers in Male Fertility and a member of the MRC national committee for Women in Science (2005-2007).

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the Committee on Toxicity, UK Food Standards Agency
  • Member of the Scottish Council of Deans of Education
  • Chair of the SIPR Board of Governance
  • Member of Defra’s College of Scientific Experts
  • Member of Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

  • Panel Chair: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland - Research Incentive Grants 2019

 

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Key actions for a sustainable chemicals policy

Journal Article
Collins, C., Depledge, M., Fraser, R., Johnson, A., Hutchison, G., Matthiessen, P., …Sumpter, J. (2020)
Key actions for a sustainable chemicals policy. Environment International, 137, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.105463
Chemicals policies have spawned a wide range of regulations aimed at limiting damage to the environment and human health. Most instruments are reactive and fragmented. We prop...

Editorial

Journal Article
Hutchison, G. (2018)
Editorial. Ology: Reviews in Applied Sciences, 1, 3. https://doi.org/10.14297/ras.v1i1.5
No abstract available.

Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations

Journal Article
Kemp, S., Young, L., Ross, M., Prach, M., Hutchison, G. R., Malone, E., & Fraser, J. A. (2018)
Silver nanoparticles promote the emergence of heterogeneic human neutrophil sub-populations. Scientific Reports, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25854-2
Neutrophil surveillance is central to nanoparticle clearance. Silver nanoparticles (AgNP) have numerous uses, however conflicting evidence exists as to their impact on neutrop...

Investigating the molecular mechanisms driving neuroendocrine differentiation in androgen deprived prostate cancer cells

Conference Proceeding
Sutton, J., Hutchison, G., Fraser, J., & Poole, A. (2016)
Investigating the molecular mechanisms driving neuroendocrine differentiation in androgen deprived prostate cancer cells
Background: Neuroendocrine differentiation is commonplace in prostate tumors treated with androgen deprivation therapy and is associated with castrate-resistant disease progre...

Development of in vitro strategies to predict in vivo toxicity of engineered nanoparticles to the male reproductive system.

Presentation / Conference
Malone, E., Ross, B., Rae, M., Bouwmeester, H., Gosens, I., Cassee, F., …Hutchison, G. (2016, September)
Development of in vitro strategies to predict in vivo toxicity of engineered nanoparticles to the male reproductive system. Poster presented at 11th International Particle Toxicology Conference, Singapore
The introduction of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) to new materials and products requires informed risk assessment. The altered physico-chemical properties of ENM mean traditi...

A perspective on the developmental toxicity of inhaled nanoparticles.

Journal Article
Hougaard, K. S., Campagnolo, L., Chavatte-Palmer, P., Tarrade, A., Rousseau-Ralliard, D., Valentino, S., …Cassee, F. R. (2015)
A perspective on the developmental toxicity of inhaled nanoparticles. Reproductive Toxicology, 56, 118-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2015.05.015
This paper aimed to clarify whether maternal inhalation of engineered nanoparticles (NP) may constitute a hazard to pregnancy and fetal development, primarily based on experim...

Comprehensive In Vitro Toxicity Testing of a Panel of Representative Oxide Nanomaterials: First Steps towards an Intelligent Testing Strategy

Journal Article
Zhu, D., Farcal, L., Torres Andón, F., Di Cristo, L., Rotoli, B. M., Bussolati, O., …Fadeel, B. (2015)
Comprehensive In Vitro Toxicity Testing of a Panel of Representative Oxide Nanomaterials: First Steps towards an Intelligent Testing Strategy. PLOS ONE, 10, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0127174
Nanomaterials (NMs) display many unique and useful physico-chemical properties. However, reliable approaches are needed for risk assessment of NMs. The present study was perfo...

Comparative Effects of Di(n-Butyl) Phthalate Exposure on Fetal Germ Cell Development in the Rat and in Human Fetal Testis Xenografts

Journal Article
van den Driesche, S., McKinnell, C., Calarrão, A., Kennedy, L., Hutchison, G. R., Hrabalkova, L., …Mitchell, R. T. (2015)
Comparative Effects of Di(n-Butyl) Phthalate Exposure on Fetal Germ Cell Development in the Rat and in Human Fetal Testis Xenografts. Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(3), 223-230. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408248
Background: Phthalate exposure induces germ cell effects in the fetal rat testis. Although experimental models have shown that the human fetal testis is insensitive to the ste...

Reproductive toxicity of nanomaterials.

Book Chapter
Saunders, M., Hutchison, G., & Carreira, S. C. (2014)
Reproductive toxicity of nanomaterials. In B. Fadeel (Ed.), Handbook of Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials: From toxicological Testing to Personalised medicine, 461-481. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group
No abstract available.

Imaging of activated complement using ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (USPIO) - conjugated vectors: an in vivo in utero non-invasive method to predict placental insufficiency and abnormal fetal brain development.

Journal Article
Girardi, G., Fraser, J. A., Lennen, R., Vontell, R., Jansen, M., & Hutchison, G. (2015)
Imaging of activated complement using ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (USPIO) - conjugated vectors: an in vivo in utero non-invasive method to predict placental insufficiency and abnormal fetal brain development. Molecular Psychiatry, 20, 1017-1026. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2014.110
In the current study, we have developed a magnetic resonance imaging-based method for non-invasive detection of complement activation in placenta and foetal brain in vivo in u...

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