New talent to strengthen EPP’s environmental sciences team

We are experiencing a growing demand for our ecotoxicology services and have boosted the team with two new Environmental Analysts, Jamie Irvine and Paula Milliken, who have recently graduated in animal biology and marine biology respectively.

Leading this expanding team is Chris Doig, a member of both the Royal Society of Biology and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, who has been promoted to Environmental Science Manager at EPP.

Chris Doig stated, “Our expert team handle all aspects of ecotoxicology studies and I am delighted with the exponential growth in work we are attracting. Jamie and Paula will be supporting the experienced members of the team to scale the service portfolio and ensure we deliver quality, rigorous studies on time.”

Jamie being scientific

Jamie Irvine, who graduated with an Honours degree in Animal Biology from Stirling University, advised, “I was attracted to a career with EPP due to their outstanding record and growing reputation. With EPP I know I will receive a high standard of training from experts with years of experience in this industry which will allow me to develop existing skills as well as learn new ones. I am excited to be a part of the EPP’s growing Environmental team and I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s study goals.



Paula MillikenPaula Milliken, who graduated with an Honours degree in Applied Marine Biology from Heriot Watt University then studied an MSc in Biotechnology for Environmental Sustainability at Edinburgh Napier, confirmed, “I was attracted to this role due to the hands-on lab-based nature of the job, the high standard of training and the skills I will learn. I am excited to be working for EPP with the excellent reputation that it is building. I see this opportunity as the starting point in my scientific career.”


In addition to these appointments, Andrea Milne has been promoted to Study Director, to manage the demand for ecotoxicology projects.

EPP’s superb facilities include the impressive Environmental Centre, a fully GLP compliant site which contains five large purpose built environmental laboratories, suitable for all types of freshwater aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology testing; three preparatory labs, a radiochemistry suite suitable for both formulation work and organic synthesis, and an analytical suite suitable for analysis of both radio-labelled and non-radio-labelled compounds.