Gary Hutchison
Gary Hutchison

Prof Gary Hutchison BSc MSc PhD

Dean of Applied Sciences

Biography

Professor 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 Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. In addition to leading the School, Prof. Hutchison is a member of the University Senior Leadership Team, Lead for the Borderlands Region and City Deal Mountain Bike Innovation Centre project, and Chair of the University Environmental Sustainability Strategy Group.

Prof. Hutchison has been an independent scientific advisor to the UK Government for more than 10 years and currently holds membership of FSA Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment; Defra’s College of Scientific Experts; and is a member of the FSA and Office for Product Safety & Standards registers of specialists. Previous memberships include Defra’s Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee (HSAC), the NANoREG UK steering group, and UK Government Nanotechnologies Strategy Forum.

Prof. Hutchison contributes to leadership across the sector by Chairing the Scottish Institute for Policing Research Board of Governance and is Chair of the Edinburgh Exchange Initiative, and membership of the MASTS Governing Council. He is an active member of the Scottish Council of Deans for Education, leading the expert sub-committee focusing on STEM/STEAM education.

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 REF2021 and has secured and contributed to large collaborative nanotoxicology studies such as the EU FP7 projects ENPRA, ENRHES & MARINA and Horizon2020 BIORIMA project.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of Register of Specialists UK Gov Officefor Product Safety & Standards
  • Member of the Scottish Government Chemicals Policy Network
  • Member of FSA Register of Specialists
  • Member of the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment, 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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Pre-validation of a reporter gene assay for oxidative stress for the rapid screening of nanobiomaterials

Journal Article
Martin, S., de Haan, L., Miro Estruch, I., Eder, K. M., Marzi, A., Schnekenburger, J., …Bouwmeester, H. (2022)
Pre-validation of a reporter gene assay for oxidative stress for the rapid screening of nanobiomaterials. Frontiers in Toxicology, 4, Article 974429. https://doi.org/10.3389/ftox.2022.974429
Engineered nanomaterials have been found to induce oxidative stress. Cellular oxidative stress, in turn, can result in the induction of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes ...

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
Guest editorial for the inaugural issue of Ology.

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
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