Marc Kennedy

Marc has worked as a statistical researcher at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield, and the US National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He has expertise in the analysis of computer simulation models and has developed specialist tools and software for sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis and calibration of complex models.

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  • Area of expertise
    Environmental Economics, Risk and Uncertainty Assessment, Data Science
  • Years of experience
    20+
  • Highest qualification
    PhD

Marc has worked as a statistical researcher at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield, and the US National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He has expertise in the analysis of computer simulation models and has developed specialist tools and software for sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis and calibration of complex models. Applications have included engineering, carbon dynamics, hydrology, ecology, food safety and atmospheric dispersion. Since 2006 he has worked as statistician and risk analyst at Fera, mainly on EU projects for exposure to mixtures of pesticides from dietary residues and crop spraying, risk-benefit analysis and Total Diet Studies.

Marc has contributed to expert working groups for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI – Europe). He has contributed to 3 EFSA opinions including guidance on probabilistic modelling for dietary exposure assessments. He has over 50 peer-reviewed papers and 3 book chapters, with around 5000 citations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and has served on the Environmental Statistics Section of the RSS.

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Latest Papers and Articles

Kennedy, M.C., Garthwaite, D. G., de Boer, W.J. and Kruisselbrink, J.W. (2018). Modelling aggregate exposure to pesticides from dietary and crop spray sources in UK residents. Submitted to Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

Butler Ellis, M.C., Kennedy, M.C., Kuester, C., Alanis, R. and Tuck, C. (2018). Improvements in modelling bystander and resident exposure to pesticide spray drift: Investigations into new approaches for characterizing the ‘collection efficiency’ of the human body. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 62:622-632.

Butler Ellis, M. C., Kennedy, M. C., Alanis, R. J., Tuck, C. R. and Kuester, C. J. (2018). Human exposure to spray drift: investigations into modelling the spray exposure of residents and bystanders and its variability. Aspects of Applied Biology, 137, 2018.

Crépet, A., Vanacker, M., Sprong, C., de Boer, W., Blaznik, U., Kennedy, M. C., et al (2018). Selecting mixtures on the basis of dietary exposure and hazard data: application to pesticide exposure in the European population in relation to steatosis. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.12.002

MC Butler Ellis, JC van de Zande, F van den Berg, MC Kennedy, et al (2017). The BROWSE model for predicting exposures of residents and bystanders to agricultural use of plant protection products: An overview. Biosystems Engineering, 154, 92-104.

Butler Ellis, M.C., van den Berg, F., van de Zande, J.C., Kennedy, M.C., et al (2017). The BROWSE model for predicting exposures of residents and bystanders to agricultural use of pesticides: Comparison with experimental data and other exposure models. Biosystems Engineering, 154, 122-136.

Events past and future

Euromix Stakeholder Workshop (March 2019, Brussels). Applications of the Euromix toolbox for improving exposure assessment of mixtures: Aggregated exposure assessment.

Eurotox 2018, Brussels, Belgium. Case-study: Combining dietary and non-dietary pesticide exposure. Part of Continuing Education Course: Exposure, hazard and risk assessment of mixtures of pesticides/chemicals in food using the tools developed in the EuroMix project.

ISES 2016 (International Society of Exposure Science), Utrecht, Netherlands. Aggregate exposure to pesticides from dietary and non-dietary exposure: A UK case study for residents, bystanders and spray operators..

Marc and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

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Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

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Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

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All Crop Health Services
Writing

Latest Papers and Articles

Kennedy, M.C., Garthwaite, D. G., de Boer, W.J. and Kruisselbrink, J.W. (2018). Modelling aggregate exposure to pesticides from dietary and crop spray sources in UK residents. Submitted to Environmental Science and Pollution Research.

Butler Ellis, M.C., Kennedy, M.C., Kuester, C., Alanis, R. and Tuck, C. (2018). Improvements in modelling bystander and resident exposure to pesticide spray drift: Investigations into new approaches for characterizing the ‘collection efficiency’ of the human body. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 62:622-632.

Butler Ellis, M. C., Kennedy, M. C., Alanis, R. J., Tuck, C. R. and Kuester, C. J. (2018). Human exposure to spray drift: investigations into modelling the spray exposure of residents and bystanders and its variability. Aspects of Applied Biology, 137, 2018.

Crépet, A., Vanacker, M., Sprong, C., de Boer, W., Blaznik, U., Kennedy, M. C., et al (2018). Selecting mixtures on the basis of dietary exposure and hazard data: application to pesticide exposure in the European population in relation to steatosis. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheh.2018.12.002

MC Butler Ellis, JC van de Zande, F van den Berg, MC Kennedy, et al (2017). The BROWSE model for predicting exposures of residents and bystanders to agricultural use of plant protection products: An overview. Biosystems Engineering, 154, 92-104.

Butler Ellis, M.C., van den Berg, F., van de Zande, J.C., Kennedy, M.C., et al (2017). The BROWSE model for predicting exposures of residents and bystanders to agricultural use of pesticides: Comparison with experimental data and other exposure models. Biosystems Engineering, 154, 122-136.

Attending or speaking at

Events past and future

Euromix Stakeholder Workshop (March 2019, Brussels). Applications of the Euromix toolbox for improving exposure assessment of mixtures: Aggregated exposure assessment.

Eurotox 2018, Brussels, Belgium. Case-study: Combining dietary and non-dietary pesticide exposure. Part of Continuing Education Course: Exposure, hazard and risk assessment of mixtures of pesticides/chemicals in food using the tools developed in the EuroMix project.

ISES 2016 (International Society of Exposure Science), Utrecht, Netherlands. Aggregate exposure to pesticides from dietary and non-dietary exposure: A UK case study for residents, bystanders and spray operators..

Services

Marc and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Insect Monitoring

Providing you with the information you need to make pest control decisions.

Learn more

Soil Health Unit

Health tests, organism monitoring and metal detection for your soil, amongst other services

Learn more

Grower support tools

Cutting edge software to help growers optimise their crop yield and health

Learn more

All Crop Health Services

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