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Nano-Safety Research Group

Specialists in the assessment of nanomaterial toxicity to human health and the environment

Dr David Boyle


David Boyle

David Boyle is an ecotoxicologist in the Nano-Safety Research Group at Heriot Watt University investigating the environmental effects of engineered nanomaterials. David is employed on the EU funded Horizon 2020 project PATROLS which aims to develop advanced tools for nanomaterial safety assessment. His work focuses specifically on determining chronic exposure effects of nanomaterials at different trophic levels in aquatic ecosystems and the identification and development of assays with read-across potential to link human and ecotoxicity testing.

David is an experienced aquatic ecotoxicologist and prior to working at Heriot Watt University, has also worked as a research scientist at institutes in UK (King’s College London, Plymouth University), Norway (National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research) and Canada (University of Alberta).


Contact David

Call: +44 (0) 131 451 3463

Location: William Perkin Building,  Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS