Dr Paul Whaley

Honorary Researcher

Research Overview

"Science is supposed to be cumulative, but scientists only rarely cumulate evidence scientifically" - Chalmers, Hedges & Cooper.

My research is aimed at promoting the use of systematic methods for summarising evidence in the environmental health sciences. This is to help ensure that we make best use of the best evidence in understanding how the environment affects health, and what policies should be implemented in response to that evidence.

To keep up with the demand for systematic reviews and the acceleration in number of studies being published every year, I am increasingly involved in efforts to automate evidence synthesis. This is in addition to my work on developing research standards, critical appraisal tools, guidance, and methodology in the field of evidence synthesis.

Practical Challenges in Assessing Indirectness and the Implications for Integrating Multiple Streams of Evidence
Invited talk

Raising the standard of published systematic reviews: a case study from chemical risk research
Invited talk

Facilitating the Conduct of Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Utilisation of Artificial Intelligence Tools
Invited talk

US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (External organisation)
Membership of committee

European Chem Agcy ECHA, European Chemicals Agency (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Environment International (Journal)
Editorial activity

International Labour Organization (External organisation)
Membership of committee

EFSA/EBTC scientific colloquium on evidence integration in risk assessment
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Workshop on bisphenol A (BPA) hazard assessment protocol (Event)
Membership of committee

4th International Symposium on Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Laboratory Animal Studies
Participation in conference

Diagnosis, Monitoring and Prevention of exposure related non-communicable diseases (DiMoPEx)
Visiting an external academic institution

Second Meeting of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network (Event)
Membership of committee

European Food Safety Authority
Visiting an external academic institution

European Chem Agcy ECHA, European Chemicals Agency (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Implementing Systematic Review Methods in Chemical Risk Assessment
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

First International Conference of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence
Participation in conference

World health organisation (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Cereals 2016
Participation in conference

European Commission
Business Engagement

Environment International (Journal)
Editorial activity

Evidence Based Toxicology Collaboration (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

European Conservatives and Reformists
Visiting an external academic institution

Environment International (Journal)
Editorial activity

Implementing systematic review techniques in chemical risk assessments
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Winner, Dean's Award for PhD Excellence
Prize (including medals and awards)

Winner, Impactful Researcher Award
Prize (including medals and awards)