Year of Birth TAA Member No Title Forenames: Surname:
1950 96 Dr Robert BLACK
Sex M √ F Nationality British Marital Married Children
status (Note 1)
Record of posts and assignments (Note 2)
Year Job Title Organisation Country Responsibilities (Note 3)
2006- Consultant in Self-employed UK-based Took early retirement in 2006. Since then providing
present Biosecurity Law consultancy services and training in law, regulation and
and Risk technical aspects of Sanitary and Phytosanitary issues,
Assessment including risk analysis, legislative reviews and legal
drafting, pesticides, quarantine, food safety, etc.
2007-2008 Key Legal Expert British Standards Russian Federation Harmonisation of Russia’s laws in line with EU and WTO
in EC-funded Institution/EC including legislative drafting, training in law, risk analysis
project and other SPS issues.
EU and RF
basis in Sanitary
2002-2006 Reader in Department of Law, UK-based. Short visits Research, consultancy and training in Biosecurity law and
Biosecurity Law & University of to various countries. regulation, (see below). Lecturing in law.
Risk Assessment Greenwich
1990-2002 Principal Scientist Natural Resources UK-based. Short visits Research/consultancy (DFID, EC, IFAD, GTZ, etc.) in legal
Institute, University of various countries and regulatory affairs in Biosecurity
Greenwich (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 Plant Pathologist i/c Plant Protection & Quarantine Section.
Belize Executive Officer of Pesticides Control Board.
1980-89 Plant Pathologist ODA Thailand Plant Pathology R&D; extension and advisory services.
1976-79 Lecturer in University of West Jamaica Lecturer and research in microbiology etc.
Self-employed X Retired On Retainer E-mail email@example.com
Employed by Remarks
Available for: (Note 4) Short-term tasks Medium-term Long-term
Best contact Address 6 Nursery Road, Rainham, Kent ME8 0BD
Phone (Office hours) +44 (0) 1634 379186 Mobile +44 (0)7905 425011
Residence +44 (0) 1634 379186 Fax +44 (0) 1634 379186
Principal Discipline (Note Agriculture / Environment/Training and Education
Up to 8 subsidiary fields Agrochemicals, Crop Protection, Horticulture, Institutional/Organisation, Public Sector Reform (including Legal and
(Alphabetically: Note 6) Regulatory Issues), Quarantine, Training, Tree Crops
Higher education (Note 7) 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,
(alphabetically) Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, FYR Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Poland, Réunion, Russian
Federation, Rwanda, Seychelles, St Helena, St Vincent & Grenadines, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Zambia
Spoken French G Spanish G Thai E German F
(Note 8) Web Page:
Full CV available here
Comments on availability (Note Short-term overseas visits subject to other commitments. Date 31/01/2011
9) Short/medium desk work any time.
Expiry Date (12 mths from uploading) yyyy-mm-dd 2013-02-03 Yr 11 No 1106
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