Dr Samuel Collins


UK Health Security Agency

Theme 4 Project 2: Identification and validation of novel simulants of CWAs and toxic industrial chemicals

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Sam has nine years applied post-doctoral experience in public health research and response. For the past eight years he has worked as a technical project lead and project manager of complex national and international projects in biological and chemical health threats. He also has significant experience in organising and leading stakeholder workshops, developing and delivering training (in low-middle-income countries), report writing, publishing and developing technical guidance for national and international public health incidents. He previously undertook two deployments to Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak response and was formally a senior expert for the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence Project 61 (Southeast Asia) and Project 67 (south and southeastern Europe). He currently leads and contributes to substantial programmes of work in chemical decontamination, recovery and capacity building, representing UKHSA on a number of national and internal working groups. Sam has published over 60 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.


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