Andy Organ, GSK
Dr Organ has worked for GSK and its legacy companies for more than 25 years. His first and second degrees were obtained from Southampton University where he studied with Ray Baker. Although having a background in synthetic and analytical chemistry Dr Organ decided to concentrate on the latter and has managed analytical teams across both the Harlow and Stevenage sites. Dr Organ worked with a colleague and Micromass (now Waters) to develop the innovative MUX multiplex LCMS interface for the simultaneous introduction and analysis of 4 or 8 liquid streams. This work was in response to the growing demands brought about from combinatorial and array chemistry. More recently Dr Organ has stepped into an operational role and have been involved in the design of large scale laboratories (1800 sq.m) both in the UK and US. Dr Organ has been working on GSK's London 2012 project since March 2010.
Delwyn Evans, P2i
Delwyn Evans is the Principal Chemist at P2i with responsibilities for developing innovative processes to enhance the performance of customers' products. Prior to P2i, he has worked with Abbott and Cookson. He gained his degrees in Chemistry at the University of York.
Jonathan Atkinson, Environment Agency
Having spent most of his youth in places like Africa, Chile and Fiji, after his degree in Environmental Sciences at Plymouth and postgrad Dilpoma in Soil and Water Engineering at Silsoe, CIT, Jonathan continued his travels by doing VSO in the Philippines and two short stints on soil projects in Papau New Guinea and Burkina Faso. He finally got his first "proper job" at 30 with the KCC geotechnical group. After two years he moved to pollution control in the KCC Waste Disposal Dept, which evolved into the Waste Regulation. He joined the Environment Agency when it was formed in 1996, as the WRA was moved from the county to the Environment Agency. He has worked on risk assessment of developed closed landfill sites, landfill engineering and environmental control enforcement on licenced sites, and a variety of contaminated land projects. He has been involved in EA workgroups on waste management and remediation, and is area lead on Mobile Treament licences and Recovery licences. He is currently a Technical Specialist in Groundwater and Contaminated Land team in the KES area of the Environment Agency Southern Region.
Paula Dunster, LGC Health Sciences
Paula Dunster completed her BSc in Applied Chemistry at Coventry University in 2002. After her degree Paula worked at STL Ltd (after a work experience year in portable water analysis), focusing on TPH analysis in soil using GC-FID. Paula moved on to work at HFL in 2003 (part of the LGC group) were she started as a scientist, helping to successfully gain WADA accreditation and continuing sample analysis for 4 years. In 2007 Paula moved into the nutrition and sport team which focuses on supplement analysis, where she is currently a senior scientist.
Paul Whitehead, WCA Environment Ltd
Paul Whitehead is a Principal Consultant for WCA Environment ltd, an independent consultancy company providing advice on the fate and effects of chemicals in the natural and industrial environments. He is an American Board Certified Toxicologist and has spent many years practising toxicology and product stewardship in various industries, including the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. In recent years he has worked in the speciality paper industry and the lubricant business sector. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and Chairman of its Environment, Health & Safety Committee.
Ian Wrightson, Zurich Risk Engineering UK
Dr Ian Wrightson has been employed by Zurich Risk Engineering UK since 1990 and is a Senior Risk Consultant. Prior to 1990 he spent 15 years with the Health and Safety Executive as one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Factories.
Ian is a Member of Royal Society of Chemistry's Environment, Health and Safety Committee (EHSC) and is the Chairman of the Working Party on Environment, Health and Safety Committee Notes. He was the Chief External Examiner for the BSc degree in Occupational Health and Safety at Leeds Metropolitan University from 1994 to 1998.
Ian has published numerous papers and articles for professional journals and has contributed chapters for two books on health and safety.
Steven Lipworth, RSC
Dr Steven Lipworth is a policy adviser to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Environment Health and Safety Committee. This committee is responsible for developing Environment, Health and Safety policy on behalf of the RSC, as well as producing professional guidance for members. Steven has a masters degree inmarine ecotoxicology and a doctorate in environmental economics and policy. Steven's professional interests lie in the areas of risk management, strategic planning, and professional development.
Prior to joining the RSC, Steven worked for the Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa, where his duties included coastal zone protection. In 1997 Steven was awarded a three year Wellcome Fellowship in Science Advice at the Royal Society. Thereafter he entered the consultancy sector and conducted policy projects for a wide range of technology-based organisations. Steven also co-developed training material for the Technology Policy Masters Programme, run jointly by Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Charlotte Ashley-Roberts, RSC
Charlotte has a degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and is a qualified careers adviser. She is a member of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services. She joined the RSC in February 2009, having previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a research and development chemist.
David Barr, RSC
Dr David Barr is an applied chemist by training. Having started out on a BTEC higher national programme at the Hatfield Polytechnic (now University of Hertfordshire), he left with a PhD. During his studies he spent time working at the Water Research Centre and the DTI Warren Spring Laboratory. After a short spell at Imperial College/Dunlop Aviation, David joined Anglia Ruskin University (then Anglia Higher Education College) as a lecturer in physical and analytical chemistry and progressed to become Head of Chemistry.
David joined the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 1999 and manages its qualifying activity, which includes accreditation, professional registers and the achievement of Chartered status. David has been actively involved in the development of chemical science education and training, working within the RSC community and closely with external bodies such as the Quality Assurance Agency, The Science Council and the European Chemistry Thematic Network.