Beth O’Connell Senior Toxicologist

Beth has an MA (Cantab) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Forensic Science from King’s College London, and is a Registered Toxicologist. She has been a toxicologist at bibra for over seven years, and is skilled in searching for and consolidating data on the mammalian toxicology of chemicals, and assessing these data in the context of human health.

Beth has worked for government agencies, and clients from a range of industrial sectors, including consumer products, food, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Recently, she has been drafting cosmetic product safety reports (CPSRs) under the European Cosmetics Regulation ((EC) 1223/2009), assessing the toxicological properties of individual cosmetics ingredients to ensure that products are safe for human use. Beth has also been involved in bibra’s REACH work (including IUCLID inputting, DNEL/PNEC derivation and PBT/vPvB assessments), has worked to establish the modes-of-action (MoAs) of chemical carcinogens, has assisted with pre-manufacture notice (PMN) submissions for compliance with the US Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and has assessed the safety of a range of medical devices, excipients and leachables.

Beth also edits Toxicology and Regulatory News, bibra’s monthly publication summarising critical developments and reports relevant to the field of mammalian toxicology.

Outside of work Beth attends both creative writing and life drawing classes, and is training for her green belt in kickboxing!

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