Helen’s specific expertise covers data gap analysis reports, technical equivalence reviews and consumer risk assessments for Plant Protection Products, Biocidal product registration and REACH dossiers. She worked for 9 years as a Product Registration Specialist at a leading paint and protective coatings company, where she specialised in biocidal paint products. Roles included coordinating the preparation and compiling of technical dossiers as well as providing risk assessment expertise and developing scientific justifications. She has experience using human risk assessment exposure models and environmental risk assessment methodology to assess exposure and ensure safe use. She received her PhD in Marine Biology and Surface Chemistry from Newcastle University, following her background in marine biology and oceanography.