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Our Team

With offices in Ireland and Spain, Kerona Scientific is an award-winning regulatory consultancy providing a wide range of services for the registration of biocides, plant protection products, plant biostimulants, fertilisers, chemicals and cosmetics throughout the EU and Middle Eastern regions

Kerona Team Member: Dr. Irene McGrath

Dr. Irene McGrath

Irene has extensive experience in regulatory affairs and management of product development programmes, gained through working in private industry and consultancy for close on 30 years. Irene’s reputation means that she is much sought after not only as a regulatory consultant but also as a trainer and speaker with an international […]

Kerona Team Member: Catherine Alhaddad

Catherine Alhaddad

Catherine is a specialist in regulatory toxicology, human health exposure modelling and risk assessment, physical-chemical properties and analytical methodology. Catherine has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Applied Sciences University (Jordan) and an M.Sc. in Analytical Toxicology from the University of Jordan. She has a broad range of scientific experience including […]

Kerona Team Member: Dr. Neus Rodriguez Sanchez

Dr. Neus Rodriguez Sanchez

Neus has a B.Sc in Biological Sciences and an M.Sc. in Aquaculture, both from the University of Valencia in Spain. She began work as a research laboratory technician and was responsible for conducting toxicity tests with fish embryos and molecular assays. She completed her Ph.D. at Liverpool John Moores University in […]

Kerona Team Member: Amanda Araujo de França

Amanda Araujo de França

Amanda has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from University of Paraná in Brazil and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from University of Viçosa in Brazil. She is currently completing her PhD dissertation with TU Munich in Agricultural Chemistry, plant nutrition and soil science. Amanda joins Kerona having previously worked as […]

Kerona Team Member: Eimear Deery

Eimear Deery

Eimear joined Kerona after graduating from University College Dublin with a BSc in Agri-Environmental Sciences. At Kerona, Eimear prepares product dossiers and risk assessments for biocides and plant protection products, from national biocide applications under transitional measures, IUCLID data summaries, environmental modelling and ecotoxicological risk assessments.

Kerona Team Member: Greg O’Brien

Greg O’Brien

At Kerona, Greg is the Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for day-to-day operational management of the business, and implementation of management systems and process improvements. Greg is a results-driven leader with significant experience gained through operating at the most senior level in the communications/technology and pharmaceutical industries. Greg’s career spans over […]

Kerona Team Member: Alexandra von Nell-O’Brien

Alexandra von Nell-O’Brien

Alex has a MA in Marketing and the Italian language from the University of Trier, Germany. She is a native German speaker, fluent in English and Italian, and has conversational French and Russian. Growing up on her family’s vineyard in Germany has given her an intimate understanding of the regulations regarding […]