Amelie Ott, Environmental Sciences Manager
Amelie received a degree in Biotechnology and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University (UK). Her PhD focussed on improving water quality monitoring and modelling in Southeast Asia, developing novel approaches to statistics and molecular biology. Amelie enjoys working at the interface of research, industry, and regulatory bodies, translating science into policy. She has experience in managing and leading international multi-stakeholder research projects on environmental chemical safety assessments. In the past, Amelie led a multi-laboratory study (ring test) to validate a new marine biodegradation screening test for persistence assessment (MaP test) as part of a European Chemical Industry Council Long-Range Research Initiative (Cefic LRI) project. This MaP test has since been accepted by OSPAR and is currently under review to become a standardised test method with the OECD. Since then, Amelie has managed an European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) task force with experts from industry, regulatory bodies, and academia on advancing regulatory chemical persistence assessment. Prior Cosmetics Europe, Amelie worked as a parliamentary researcher for the UK Parliament, providing independent analysis of public policy issues. Amelie joined Cosmetics Europe in January 2021.