Professor Michael Depledge holds the Chair of Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School. He is Visiting Professor at the Department of Zoology, Oxford University and at University College, London. He is a former Commissioner of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and former Chief Scientist of the Environment Agency of England and Wales.
Professor Depledge’s research interests include the impact of climate change on health and wellbeing, the effects of chemical body burdens on human health and the environment, and finding ways of communicating scientific information to policymakers and politicians.
Professor Depledge has published more than 380 peer-reviewed scientific papers in leading international journals and books. In recognition of his major scientific contributions to the fields of comparative toxicology and medical toxicology he was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) degree by the University of London (1996) and the Poulsson Medal of Honour by the Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (2009).