Managing Director and Principal Toxicologist
RSB/BTS European Registered Toxicologist
Richard has ~20 years’ experience in desk-based toxicology at bibra. He has an MSc in Applied Toxicology and is a RSB/BTS and European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). His skills include expert analysis of human health data. This can involve the and the pragmatic application of risk assessment methodology to mammalian toxicity data sets in order to derive robust conclusions on toxicological acceptability and health risks to exposed populations. In 2018, Richard became the Managing Director of bibra.
Richard has worked for clients from the food and beverage, food contact materials, consumer goods, agrochemical, biocidal, industrial chemical, pharmaceutical and (most recently) electronic cigarette and cannabinoid sectors. For the past decade, he has been heavily involved in assisting companies comply with their REACH registration obligations. Including in-depth data-gap analysis (DGA), IUCLID inputting and peer-review, generation of DNELs, classification and labelling, CSR production/review and assisting companies with their ECHA compliance and Evaluation decisions. During this time, he has also project-led a large number of successful REACH registrations for the 2010, 2013 and 2018 deadlines. Richard has played a key role in assisting e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers and importers with the toxicological assessments of their products and with their TPD/PMTA compliance obligations, and most recently the toxicological assessment of cannabinoids (notably CBD and THC).
In his spare time Richard can be found playing padel tennis and 5-a-side football (when his knees can cope), and running around and entertaining his two children.