Since 2003, Philippe Hubert is Director of the Chronic Risk Division at the INERIS institute. This institute (staff 550 p.) is in charge of research and expertise in the area of industrial risk. The Division (200 p.) performs experimental work and develops models (PBPK, QSAR) and methods in toxicology, ecotoxicology, addressing regulatory concepts as well as emerging risk (nanos; EMF, EDs). It develops tools and practices for chemical analysis of pollutants and environmental monitoring. It is in charge of pollution forecasting and data management in this field in connection with air and water. It conducts risk assessments both for substances and for industrial objects.
From 2001 to 2002, he was Advisor to the minister of the environment. From 1991 to 2001, he was head of the department for Risk Assessment and Management of the Institute for Nuclear Protection and Safety. In charge of three laboratories dealing respectively with radiation epidemiology, impact assessment of nuclear activities on workers and on the public, risk perception. Research activities were conducted in those fields together expertise in support to the authorities.
From 1979 to 1990 he was in the research team (INSERM U240), that developed methodologies for risk assessment in France as regards low dose risk assessment, probabilistic risk assessment.
He was trained in Statistics at ENSAE (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Statistiques et de l’Administration Economique) after been graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris (1976).
He is vice-president the « Comité de Prévention et de Précaution » and to the “Commission for chemical Products and biocides”, both near the minister in charge of the environment. He is the director of the association for “alternative methods in animal experiments”, French platform of the European ECOPA network and is President of ECOPA.