Professor Charles Tyler observing fish in the aquarium

Professor Charles Tyler observing fish in the aquarium

Professor Charles Tyler
Professor of Environmental Biology/ Academic Lead

Profile

I am a reproductive physiologist and environmental biologist. My research spans investigations into the mechanisms of endocrine disrupting chemicals and nanoparticle ecotoxicology to assessing population level effects of environmental contaminants in wildlife, principally fish. Much of my research includes applying genetic and genomic techniques to understand the basis of physiological processes and the mechanisms through which they are disrupted by environmental contaminants. I have a deep passion for wildlife and my research projects also include studies on the natural ecology of insects, fish, and birds.

I was Director of Research ( 2003-2009) and I now lead the Environmental Biology research theme and act as Deputy Head for Biosciences. I am also an Academic Lead for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. I play roles also in leading various strategic research partnerships with external partners including AstraZeneca and cefas.

Qualifications

2003 DSc University of Lancaster
1984-1987 PhD University of Aston
1983-1984 MSc in Applied Fish Biology, University of Plymouth
1980-1983 BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Lancaster

Career

2010-2015 Chief Science Advisor for United Kingdom-Japan Research into Endocrine Disruption, Department of Food and Rural Affairs
2010-present
Deputy Head Biosciences, Academic Lead College of Life and Environmental Sciences
2005-2010 Director of Research for Biosciences, University of Exeter
2005-2010 UK Supervisor for United Kingdom-Japan Research into Endocrine Disruption, Department of Food and Rural Affairs
2005-2008 Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Zoology, London
2000-present Professor in Environmental and Molecular Fish Biology, University of Exeter
1999-2000 Reader in Biological Sciences, Brunel University
1996-1999 Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Brunel University
1990-1996 Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Brunel University

Honours/Awards

2012 Elected Fellow for the Society of Biology
2012 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles Beverton Medal for ground breaking research in fish biology
2011 University of Exeter Impact Award for Outstanding contribution to Policy and Public Services
2008-to date Honorary Chair, Peninsular College for Medicine and Dentistry
2005-to date Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Zoology, London

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Contact details

Email
Internal tel4450
Tel+44 (0) 1392 724450
Fax+44 (0) 1392 723434
BuildingGeoffrey Pope
Office314b
AddressGeoffrey Pope Building
Biosciences
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter
Stocker Road
Exeter
EX4 4QD
UK

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