Paula Hincaple Montes
Paula Hincapié Montes, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
Harrogate (UK)

Ms Hincapié holds a BSc in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from McGill University and a MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment from the University of Birmingham. Following her studies, Ms Hincapié acquired experience developing environmental, health and safety risk assessments and control-implementation plans of high-risk projects (e.g, working in highly toxic and flammable atmospheres and polluted environments). Ms Hincapié’s current work focuses on preparing environmental fate assessments in compliance with the EU biocides and chemicals (REACh) legislation. This work includes using environmental modeling software (such as EUSES) and chemical safety assessment and reporting tools (such as CHESAR and IUCLID).

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.Sc., Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment, University of Birmingham, UK, 2014
  • B.Sc., Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, 2012

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • French

Prior Experience

Assistant Sustainability Officer, City of York Council, 2015–2016

Environmental Adviser, Ganadería Peñas Blancas, Jun 2014–Sep 2014

Health and Safety Supervisor, Mecánicos Asociados (MASA), Feb 2014–May 2014

Project Experience

Conducted environmental exposure assessments for biocides and industrial chemicals, as required by EU legislation (Regulations (EC) No 528/2012 and No 1907/2006).

Interpreted data and generated study summaries of individual study reports in the area of environmental fate, drawing sound scientific and regulatory conclusions.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.Sc., Occupational Health, Safety and the Environment, University of Birmingham, UK, 2014
  • B.Sc., Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, 2012

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • French