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Adam David Lillicrap

Head of Research Department
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+47 982 15 407
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Adam is the Research Manager for the section of Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment which includes dedicated research scientists, PhD students and post-Doctoral scientists. He is also NIVA’s Test Facility Manager for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and has been project managing and study directing regulatory ecotoxicity tests according to GLP for over 20 years. Adam is a EUROTOX Registered Toxicologist (ERT) and is involved in numerous international committees and expert working groups. Adam is the Norwegian representative at the OECD validation management group for ecotoxicity test methods (VMGEco) and the Norwegian representative for ISO Water Quality test standards for biological methods. Adam has been very active in the field of animal alternatives for ecotoxicity testing, chairing many sessions at SETAC and currently chairs the SETAC global animal alternatives interest group. Adam has a thorough understanding of the regulatory complexities regarding the adoption of alternative test methods and the need for a weight of evidence approach to gain regulatory acceptance. Adams main interests involve understanding how chemicals are regulated within an environmental context, and how to influence policy making decisions for regulatory frameworks.