Dr Scott Crerar is General Manager of the Science and Risk Assessment Branch at Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). This role is responsible for overseeing the scientific and risk assessment functions of the agency that includes biological sciences and genetically modified foods, chemical safety (toxicology) and nutrition, food data and analysis (food composition and dietary modelling), international and strategic science activities, and chemical residue related activities.
Dr Crerar has worked in food safety and regulation for 20 years across a range of risk assessment roles including the public health assessment of agricultural and veterinary chemicals and risk assessment of chemical and microbiological hazards across a number of primary production sectors. Dr Crerar previously managed the FSANZ Science Strategy and the international activities including aspects relating to the APEC Food Safety Corporation Forum.
Dr Crerar is a Veterinary Science Graduate and has post-graduate degrees in microbiology and epidemiology.