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Former Colleagues

Former colleagues of SAFENANO

Ari Loughlin

Ari worked as a Scientist at IOM from 2017-2018. Her work focused on undertaking on-site exposure measurements and characterisation of nanomaterials for commercial clients and research projects, including involvement in the H2020 projects CO-PILOT, OptiNanoPro and EIROS. 

Sheona Read

Sheona worked at IOM from 2008-2018 as a Chemical Risk & Regulatory Scientist, providing technical expertise and support to industry, government and wider stakeholders in the responsible development, commercialisation and use of nanomaterials and other chemicals. 

Gordon Fern

Gordon joined the IOM and SAFENANO in 2010 in the role of Consultant Scientist with a focus on developing and implementing SAFENANO’s Scientific Services, including laboratory and on-site particle measurement and characterisation to support knowledge-based risk assessment of nanoparticles, before assuming the role of Section Head from 2015-2017.

Sofia Billett

Sofia Billett worked as a Senior Scientist with SAFENANO at the IOM from 2012-2017. Her work focused on undertaking on-site exposure measurement and characterisation of nanomaterials for research projects and commercial clients.

Gillian Carse

Gillian Carse worked as a Scientist and Associate Editor with SAFENANO at the IOM from 2012-2017. Gillian was involved in on-site exposure measurement and characterisation of nanomaterials for research projects and commercial clients.

Craig Poland

Dr Craig Poland worked as a Senior Research Toxicologist within the SAFENANO Section of the IOM from 2010-2017.  His work focused on the toxicology of nanomaterials with particular emphasis on high aspect ratio (fibrous) nanomaterials.

Julia Varet

Dr Julia Varet worked as a Toxicologist with SAFENANO at the IOM from 2008 – 2015. With expertise in cellular biology and in vitro toxicology, Julia's remit in SAFENANO was the delivery of client-focussed toxicity testing and the further development of relevant tests to assess the in vitro toxicity of nanomaterials at a GLP standard.  

Dominique Balharry

Dr Dominique Balharry worked as a Research Toxicologist with SAFENANO at the IOM from 2013-2014. With expertise in human and environmental toxicology, Dominique undertook in-depth data and analysis to inform hazard and risk assessments.

Laura West

Laura West undertook a 12-month Industrial Placement with SAFENANO at the IOM from 2012-2013 as part of her Masters in Chemistry with Forensic Science at Heriot-Watt University. During the placement, Laura completed a research project and gained valuable skills and knowledge in the area of nanotechnology.

Bryony Ross

Bryony Ross was a Research Scientist and Toxicologist at the IOM from 2006 until 2017. Bryony was Editor of the SAFENANO website from its launch in 2006 until 2012, and contributed to numerous Framework Programme (FP) 6 and 7 nanotechnology safety research projects.