Academic Credentials
  • M.Sc., Toxicology, University of Birmingham, UK, 2005
  • B.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK, 2004
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer on Reproduction Toxicology for the M.Sc. Toxicology course at the University of Birmingham, UK
  • Lecturer on the ETS Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology Training Course
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Royal Society of Biology
  • UK Industrial Reproduction Toxicology Discussion Group
  • European Teratology Society
  • US Teratology Society

Ms. Richmond is an experienced regulatory toxicologist having worked in industry for 17 years, with particular focus on juvenile, reproductive and developmental toxicology. She has considerable technical knowledge gained through 14 years of experience at a contract research organization, designing testing strategies and study directing a wide range of mammalian in vivo toxicity studies for a diverse range of substances such as pharmaceuticals, biologicals, agrochemicals, biocides, industrial chemicals and food flavorings.

A key strength is her technical ability to enable robust review of mammalian in vivo toxicity data across a wide portfolio, resolving complex techno-regulatory problems that frequently arise in these areas.

Emily is a registered European toxicologist and Chartered Biologist. She is also an officer for the UK Industrial Reproduction Toxicology Discussion Group (IRDG), becoming chairperson in 2021, and a committee member for the European Teratology Society (ETS), as well as a member of the US Birth Defects Research and Prevention Society (BDRP, formerly Teratology Society).

Ms. Richmond is a strong advocate for the Refinement, Replacement and Reduction of Animal use and has been involved in a number of initiatives to improve and develop new technical aspects of juvenile and reproductive toxicity testing, contributing to a number of publications in this field. In particular, Emily has worked with the National Center for Refinement, Replacement and Reduction of Animal use in the UK to develop the use of cross-fostering in juvenile toxicity studies to reduce animal numbers and refine experimental data. Emily has also played a key role in the development of novel dosing techniques and micro-blood sampling methodology in juvenile animals.