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 Expert  728729

Expert in Industrial Microbial Control using Speciality Biocides. European Regulations for Biocides. Microbial

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

West Midlands
United Kingdom
Education Work HistoryPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has experience of a range of industry sectors including oil; paper; food; paint; textiles; leather; mineral extraction and processing; adhesives; coatings and water treatment.

Areas of Expertise

• Education and Training, both in the laboratory and in the workplace. • Target markets such as industrial businesses. • Audits within the Public, Recreational and Industrial Sector • Process troubleshooting within industrial manufacturing • Industrial Corrosion Management • Water Treatment and Biocide Technologies • Industrial Microbiology • Market Intelligence within the Speciality Chemicals • Health and Safety • Biocide and Insecticide Regulations








biological control




industrial microbicide


industrial microbiology


microbiologically-induced corrosion


bacterial control

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1989   PhD   Biological Sciences, Controlled release of biocide from paint   Birmingham University  
1986   BSc   Biological Sciences   Leeds University   Honours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to





Managing Director


As Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Expert provides technical advice, on-site surveys, management of laboratory support, and access to a wide range of microbicides to solve problems. She has provided cost-effective solutions for clients in relation to process water treatment, plant hygiene, microbial-induced corrosion and product preservation. She is also able to act as consultant and legislation advisor to Industries seeking registration of new products which comply with the Biocides Products Directive.

1995 to 1998


Chemviron Speciality Chemicals, Ltd.


Speciality Biocides


European Manager


As European Manager, Expert was responsible for all of the Industrial Biocides application areas and covered technical, regulatory and sales issues across Europe. She liaised with the US parent company to ensure product development was maintained for changing markets in Europe. Expert was also involved in the implementation of core business strategies to increase market share. She was responsible for actively seeking, employing and training agents and distributors from across Europe to assist with market penetration.

1994 to 1995


Chemviron Speciality Chemicals, Ltd.


Speciality Biocides


Technical Manager


As Tehcnical Manager, Expert was responsible for the co-ordination of all technical issues within the speciality biocides business encompassing paper manufacture, industrial water treatment, paint, textiles and dyes. She undertook microbiological assessments of all English China Clay (ECC) sites across Europe; implemented new biocide regimes to improve slurry preservation -- including re-engineering of process plant to maximise biocide dispersion; and technical troubleshooting of ECC customers' experiencing microbial contamination. As part of her role, she was responsible for all of the technical writing and marketing literature required for customer product support. She was also involved in the registrations of all products being supplied to industrial applications. Field support was given to all aspects of the business.

1990 to 1994


Albright and Wilson




Project Leader


Expert was involved in all aspects of project development for a new Speciality Biocides business for products entering the water treatment, paper, paint, oilfield, leather and timber industries. This role involved technical publicity writing in addition to research and, later involved extensive technical suport and training of all staff and Agents on a world-wide basis. With the development of new active biocides, it was Expert's role to screen all of these for microbiological activity. For actives launched, it was her role to carry out a full environmental fate study in water treatment applications under GLP conditions. This involved careful planning to ensure that all aspects of trial design, experimentation, documentation of results and presentation of findings, were all accurately recorded for submission to the US EPA Registration Committee.

Publications and Patents Summary

She has about 10 publications in proceedings and international peer-reviewed journals.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert adviser and assessor for Industrial Microbial contamination including Legionella to prevent exposure and possible outbreaks of hazardous pathogens.
  • Expert adviser for solicitors representing a building firm who have renovated a property but residents now claim ill health due to contaminated water supplies and suspected microbial contamination.
  • Expert adviser for a large uilding company on microbial induced corrosion on the pipe-work throughout a dwelling thought to be associated with corrosion inducing bacteria.
  • Expert adviser on microbiological contamination and biofilm formation within the washwater systems of an insulation manufacturing company. This has included the impact of microorganisms on system corrosion. Advise includes the types of biocides required to reduce microbial problems and to prevent Legionella outbreaks.
  • Expert adviser on microbiological contamination and biofilm formation within the pre-treatment and E-coat systems within the automotive industry.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Currently involved as a consultant for litigation in a microbially influenced corrosion of water systems in hospitals
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
As I work closely with service companies as well as the end users, I have a clear understanding of the industry needs. In recognition of this I have been mafe a fellow of the Institute of Biology ad also a Memeber of the Water Treatment Organisations

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

I have supplied two training courses on Biocides Product Directive and how it affects the user.

I have carried out training on microbiology in water systems with specific reference to the impact on the clients systems (eg industrial processing and also automotive spray booths).

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

I frequently assist clients to solve microbial issues and often put them in touch with the best supplier of the biocides to maintain control

Other Skills and Services

I am able to offer Pesticide regulation advise and also can complete registrations for clients.

I have recently assisted a client to identify contamination species on surfaces to increase and enhance their website.


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