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Dr Meera Cush

Last updated: 26 March 2024


With over 20 years’ experience in human health toxicological risk assessment and regulatory toxicology Meera has experience in risk assessment of chemicals found in food and food contact materials, industrial chemicals, biocides and of consumer products. 

Having previously worked as a toxicologist for Health Protection Agency/Public Health England and several consultancies Dr Cush has collaborated and led diverse international teams initiating, designing and delivering on research and innovation projects. Her current role is as a Senior Managing Consultant in Regulatory Toxicology at Ramboll UK Limited where she leads the UK Health Sciences team. She has extensive experience in interpreting and advising on complex risk assessment scenarios for novel and innovative food and food ingredients, writing safety (toxicological) dossiers, devising responsible product development / product stewardship strategies, mitigating risk and communicating this to stakeholders. Meera’s interests are in mechanistic toxicology with a regulatory focus.

Dr Cush is appointed to the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC), Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) and sits on the REACH Independent Scientific Experts Pool for the Health and Safety Executive. 

Register of interests

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Category of Interest

Organisation / Body and Nature of Interest (period)

Direct employment

Ramboll UK Limited

Other fee-paid work from relevant organisations, consultancies

Member of REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool (HSE RISEP), COT (FSA)

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

Committee on Carcinogenicity (COC - UKHSA) - Expert Member: 2020 to present

Other personal interests

Ramboll's lead contact for the affiliate membership with Food and Drinks Federation (FDF)