After completing a degree in Chemistry from Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Meritxell undertook an MSc followed by a PhD at King’s College London looking at different applications of functionalised polymer resins in organic synthesis. She gained more research experience in the areas of catalysis and organic synthesis with postdoctoral fellowships at Imperial College London and The School of Pharmacy (University of London) prior to taking a position as a research scientist in a spin-out company developing novel heterogeneous silica-based compounds.
In 2009, Meritxell moved into regulatory affairs and joined a consultancy where she gained extensive experience of the regulatory processes and registration requirements for industrial chemicals (REACH) and biocidal products (BPR) in the EU. She managed a wide range of projects and supported clients in providing regulatory and scientific advice on registration strategy, identification of data gaps, dossier preparation and submission and liaison with regulatory authorities to obtain product approvals. In 2016, she joined Fera Science Ltd as a regulatory specialist to develop and grow their regulatory consultancy services in the areas of REACH and biocides.
Having young children, Meritxell enjoys spending time with her family, including walks in the Yorkshire Dales. She also enjoys swimming and visiting family and friends back home in Spain and around Europe.
ERM Regulatory Services Limited
The Exchange, Station Parade
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
The Exchange is a ten storey building next to Harrogate train station (we are on the 5th floor).
Parking is available at Station Parade car park (HG1 1TT) or the Victoria Multi Storey (HG1 5LQ) car park on East Parade.