TAA CV - Dr Robert Black

Personal data
Year of Birth: 1950 TAA Member No: 96
Contact Address: 6 Nursery Road,
Nationality: British
Permanent Phone Number: +44 (0) 1634 379186 Mobile Phone No: +44 (0)7905 425011
Email Address: r.black@gre.ac.uk Personal Webpage: http/www.ocimum-bioecurity.eu
Record of posts and assignments
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities
2006-present Consultant in Biosecurity Law and Regulation Self-employed UK-based Took early retirement in 2006. Since then providing consultancy services and training in law, regulation and technical aspects of Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues, including risk analysis, legislative reviews and legal drafting, pesticides, quarantine, food safety, etc.
2007-2008 Key Legal Expert British Standards Institution/EC Russian Federation Harmonisation of Russias laws in line with EU and WTO including legislative drafting, training in law, risk analysis and other SPS issues..EC-funded project Approximation of EU and RF legislative and methodological basis in Sanitary and Phytosanitary area
2002-2006 Reader in Biosecurity Law & Risk Assessment Department of Law, University of Greenwich UK-based. Short visits to various countries. Research, consultancy and training in Biosecurity law and regulation, (see below). Lecturing in law.
1990-2002 Principal Scientist Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich UK-based. Short visits various countries Research/consultancy (DFID, EC, IFAD, GTZ, etc.) in legal and regulatory affairs in Biosecurity (agriculture/environmental protection; phytosanitary operations) incl. plant quarantine and pest risk analysis, pesticides control, fruit fly quarantine/eradication. Teaching and training in these and other subjects.
1989-90 Plant Pathologist ODA UK In-Service Training Scheme: advanced study in plant pathology and diagnostics.
1986-89 Plant Pathologist ODA (OSAS)/Govt. of Belize Belize Plant Pathologist i/c Plant Protection & Quarantine Section. Executive Officer of Pesticides Control Board.
1980-89 Plant Pathologist ODA Thailand Plant Pathology R&D; extension and advisory services.
1976-79 Lecturer in Botany University of West Indies Jamaica Lecturer and research in microbiology etc.
Skills, expertise and qualifications
Principal Discipline:  Agriculture / Environment/Training and Education
Subsidiary fields: Agrochemicals, Crop Protection, Horticulture, Institutional/Organisation, Public Sector Reform (including Legal and Regulatory Issues), Quarantine, Training, Tree Crops
Higher education: BA Agriculture, Oxon., June 1971. PhD Soil Microbiology, Stirling, Dec. 1974. Common Professional Examination (Law), July 1997. LLM, 1999.
Countries worked in:  Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Botswana, China, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Honduras, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kazakstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kenya, Liberia, FYR Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Nepal, Poland, Runion, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Seychelles, St Helena, St Vincent & Grenadines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Kingdon, Uzbekistan, Zambia
Languages: English (MT); French (good); Thai (good); German (fair); Spanish (good)
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