Andrea Rother is the Head of the Environmental Health Division and Professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is also deputy director of the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research (CEOHR) in the University.
As an environmental sociologist and environmental/public health professional, her expertise lies in the areas of chemical/pesticide risk management, risk communication, health literacy, exposure assessment, intervention development and policy analysis. Andrea is extensively involved in national and international policy development around reducing chemical and pesticide health and environmental health risks, an area she has been working in for over 25 years. She led the development of the FAO guidance document on Highly Hazardous Pesticides with FAO staff.