Scott Watson, PhD
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
I joined Enviresearch in November 2017 as part of the Regulatory Affairs team, providing technical and administrative support for activities under the Plant Protection Products, Biocidal Products and REACH regulations.
I hold a first class Masters degree and PhD in Chemistry from Durham University, and have over 6 years of experience working within academic research in the field of materials chemistry. In May 2015 I joined the Chemical Regulations Division of the Health and Safety Executive, the body responsible for delivering regulatory responsibilities on behalf of the UK government for Plant Protection Products, Biocidal Products, and general chemicals (under REACH) across the EU. My role at the Chemicals Regulation Division focussed on the evaluation of physical and chemical properties data, and validation data for analytical methods, submitted by industry in support of the approval of active substances and authorisation of plant protection products and biocides. This work also covered carrying out technical equivalence assessments to support new sources of active substances being accepted for incorporation into plant protection products. I also offer extensive experience in the evaluation residues data and conducting consumer risk assessments as part of the authorisation of plant protection products.
As part of the Enviresearch team I operate as a Regulatory Affairs Specialist with a particular focus on offering support to industry for the successful approval of active substances, and authorisation of plant protection products and biocidal products across the European Union.
Outside of work I am an avid reader of popular science books, enthusiastic football fan, and (very) occasional jogger.