Academic awarded Welsh Livery Guild Merit Award

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A Swansea University academic has received a prestigious award in recognition of her work in the field of genetic toxicology.

Shareen Doak at livery guild awardsDr Shareen Doak from the University’s College of Medicine, has been awarded the Welsh Livery Guild Merit Award 2013, by the Master of the Guild, Professor Ronald Eccles at a ceremony in Cardiff City Hall.

The Merit Award recognises and acknowledges Welsh people who have demonstrated considerable achievement and sustained contribution to the arts, science or technology.

Dr Doak is a Reader with research interests focused on genetic toxicology and prostate cancer progression. She is co-lead of the In Vitro Toxiology research group and established research programs into Nano(geno)toxicology and Prostate Cancer at Swansea University. Additionally, Dr Doak sits on the Executive Board for the Centre for NanoHealth.

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Dr Doak was also recently appointed as an Expert Member on the prestigious Committee on Mutagenicity on Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products & the Environment (COM) which advises government on the safety of chemical compounds in food, household goods, pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

Receiving her award, Dr Doak said: “I am extremely grateful to the Welsh Livery Guild for presenting me with their Merit Award as it is quite an honour to have been considered worthy of this award. I am particularly appreciative, not only for the accolade, but also to all of those who have supported my research career along the way, as they have played a pivotal role in helping me to achieve this recognition.”