Cathy has a Bachelor’s degree in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry, as well as a Master’s degree in Toxicology from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her Master’s focused on projects covering topics of toxicological concern and interest, including Talc & asbestos contamination in cosmetics. She previously spent almost 4 years working as a Toxicologist for Oriflame Cosmetics, including a short period as a Regulatory Scientist. She was responsible was assessing the safety of ingredients and raw materials for inclusion into finished products, safety assessment of formulations, organisation of safety testing and post-market surveillance in the form of adverse reaction monitoring.
She joined Delphic in March 2021 as a Senior Toxicologist and is responsible for safety and regulatory aspects of cosmetic products. She is also a Member of the Royal Society of Biology.