Dr Antonio Peña-Fernández

Dr Antonio Peña-Fernández is a Senior Lecturer in Toxicology and Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of San Pablo CEU, a MSc in Toxicology from the University of Seville and a PhD in Toxicology from the University of Alcalá (Spain, 2011). Dr Peña-Fernández’s main research work focuses in the study of emerging chemical and biological threats in urban environments for the characterisation of risks and the development of protocols to protect the human health and decontaminate the impacted environments.

Many of his current projects are international collaborations with different universities and research institutions from England, Spain and Sierra Leone. Dr Peña-Fernández became a European Registered Toxicologist (EUROTOX) in 2013 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA, 2016).