Prof Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone (BSc PhD FRSB FRSE FRSC) is Director of the Nano Safety Research Group at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and an Honorary Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine. She was the holder of the Royal Society of Chemistries Toxicology Award (2015-16) andthe Editor-in-chief of the journal Nanotoxicology (https://informahealthcare.com/nan) for 6 years (2006-2011). Vicki has also published over 165 publications pertaining to particle toxicology over the last 20 years and is recently recognised by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) as one of the top 1% of all researchers in the world for the most cited publications in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Vicki has provided evidence for the government commissioned reports published by the Royal Society (2003) and the on Environmental Pollution (2008) and she has previously worked as a member of the UK Government Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP) and an advisory board member for Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT; funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency).
The nanotoxicology work at Heriot-Watt University involves funding from Research Councils (NERC, BBSRC and EPSRC), the European Commission (ITS-NANO, ENRHES, ENPRA, InLiveTox, NanoImpactNet, Marina, SUN and Qnano), charities (The Colt Foundation and The Cunningham Trust), the UK Government (https://www.iom-world.org/research/nanoparticles.php) and industry (Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline). Vicki recently coordinated a European project to identify the work needed to develop an intelligent testing strategy for nanomaterials (https://nano.hw.ac.uk/research-projects/itsnano.html).