Phil Rooney

Phil serves as the Operations Lead for Fera's chemical safety department, overseeing the development of facilities and resource allocation for projects, including personnel and apparatus. With over 15 years of experience, he specialises in environmental fate, metabolism, and recent work in environmental risk assessment modelling and reporting.

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  • Area of expertise
    Chemical Environmental Safety and Behaviour
  • Years of experience
    15+
  • Highest qualification
    MSc

Leveraging his solid scientific background, Phil understands the diverse needs of Fera's clients. His responsibilities encompass managing the balance between commercial project demands, staff development, and future planning, taking into account project and business risks.

Beyond managerial duties, Phil often acts as a mediator, facilitating communication between different Fera teams to enhance collaboration and deliver improved outcomes for clients. Through a pragmatic approach that combines scientific expertise, project management skills, and effective communication, Phil plays a crucial role in the success of Fera's chemical safety projects and initiatives.

Some of Phil’s core duties are listed below:

• Lead and manage the execution of environmental testing projects, collaborating with cross-functional teams to optimise workflows.

• Develop and implement quality control processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and client expectations.

• Supervise and mentor a team of scientists, analysts, and support staff, conducting regular performance assessments and providing constructive feedback.

• Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, addressing inquiries, providing project updates, and contributing to proposal development.

• Efficiently allocate resources, including personnel, equipment, and facilities, to meet project demands while maintaining cost-effectiveness.

• Identify and mitigate potential risks, implementing contingency plans to maintain project timelines.

• Provide regular status updates to internal stakeholders and clients, highlighting key milestones and deviations from the project plan.

His leadership skills, combined with a commitment to quality and client satisfaction, ensure that Fera projects meet the expectation of commercial and research customers within the sector.

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Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA). They provide information on the fate and behaviour of chemical products in the environment, and contribute to the determination of the risk posed to human and environmental health.

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Services

Phil and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Environmental risk assessment (ERA) studies including OECD studies. Studies on aged sorption, plant uptake factor assessment and cytotoxicity safety assessment.

Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

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Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation and can provide assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, formulated product analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and much more.

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EFate & Metabolism

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA).  Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals.

Learn more

Services

Phil and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...

Environmental risk assessment (ERA) studies including OECD studies. Studies on aged sorption, plant uptake factor assessment and cytotoxicity safety assessment.

Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

Learn more

Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation and can provide assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, formulated product analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and much more.

Learn more

EFate & Metabolism

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA).  Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals.

Learn more

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