Chair, IIAC

Professor Keith Palmer

Professor Keith Palmer

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Biography

Professor Keith Palmer became the chair of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) in 2008. Before this, he was a member of the council, and then chair of its Research Working Group between 2001 and 2008.

His is also:

  • a tenured researcher in occupational epidemiology with the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Lifecourse Unit in Southampton
  • Chair in Occupational Medicine at the University of Southampton
  • an honorary consultant occupational physician with the Southampton University NHS Trust
  • a member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s Advisory Committee on Pesticides
  • a member of the scrutiny group supporting the government review of the Work Capability Assessment
  • Editor-in-Chief of the flagship faculty textbook ‘Fitness for Work’ (Oxford University Press)

Chair, IIAC

The chair of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) leads a committee of 16 members appointed by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to:

  • update the list of diseases and the occupations that cause them for which Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit can be paid
  • draft papers for the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to present in Parliament, when legislative changes to the Industrial Injuries Scheme are proposed
  • scrutinise proposed regulations relating to industrial injuries benefit or its administration