Member profile

Dr Camilla Alexander-White (Chair)

Last updated: 25 August 2020

Dr Alexander-White is a chemical safety assessor of 25 years’ plus experience and strategic advisor to the cosmetics and foods sectors on assuring the safety of product-critical ingredients or contaminants coming under regulatory scrutiny in Europe. She is a Eurotox registered toxicologist (ERT), chartered chemist (CChem) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). After a decade at Unilever working on developing novel approach methodologies (NAM) for safety testing without animals and as Programme Manager covering safety programmes for foods and cosmetics products, she worked as Principal Scientist in human health at the Environment Agency (England and Wales) and then as Senior Manager with the global consultancy company Ramboll Environ. She has worked on regulatory dossiers across USA and EU on a wide range of challenging and globally critical product ingredients, novel foods products and environmental contaminants in air, soil, water and waste.

Dr Alexander-White works with consortia to develop safety strategies, facilitates round table discussions and workshops on safety issues and strategies, prepares safety dossiers for critical product ingredients and performs science advocacy and diplomacy work at UK & European Level.  In her work, she looks at the use and acceptance of Novel Approach Methods (NAM) in regulatory risk assessment. She works for the RSC as senior policy advisor, and over the past 3 years has been advising the government on chemical regulation post Brexit and on the development of a new Chemicals Strategy for the UK. She is also Vice-Chair of the board at LHASA Ltd UK, a not-for-profit organisation developing the use of a suite of in silico predictive toxicology approaches for chemical and drug safety assessment.

Register of interests

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Current

Personal Interests

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Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 

Direct employment

Royal Society of Chemistry (Employee) (2016-present)

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

MKTox & Co Ltd (Director & Shareholder) (2016-present)

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

LHASA Ltd Scientific Charity (Vice Chair, Board of Trustees) (2016-present)

Other personal interests

IEH Consulting- Associate member

British Toxicology Society- Member; Scientific sub-committee

Defra steering group for the UK Chemical Stakeholder Forum- Chair & membership

Non-Personal Interests

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Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 

Fellowships endowed by relevant organisations

Royal Society of Chemistry- Fellow

Historic interests

Personal

Category of Interest

Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 

Direct employment

Ramboll Environ UK Ltd (2016)

DEFRA (Consultant on C4SLS) (2014-2015)

Membership, affiliation, trusteeships or decision-making position with relevant organisations

Great Ormond Street Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust Board (Governor) (2016)

Non-Personal

Category of Interest

Organisation/Body & Nature of Interest 

Indirect financial or non-financial support from relevant organisations

Unilever - Non Foods Related Project Research Funding (2014-2015)