Dr Doreen McGough has over 20 years’ work experience in the industry, 14 of which have been spent dealing solely with manganese. She was HSE Director of the International Manganese Institute (IMnI) from 2009-2017, where she had the responsibility of enhancing industry’s understanding of the toxicological/ecotoxicological profile of many manganese-based substances and the corresponding risks and benefits associated with their use. As the Institute’s chief scientist Dr McGough published over 10 peer-reviewed articles concerning manganese. Alongside her work at the IMnI she worked for the Manganese REACH Administration (MARA) on lease as its main scientific advisor where she eventually became the Secretary General in 2017 to Present.
As the Secretary General of MARA, Doreen manages and works with over 10 health/safety and regulations consulting firms worldwide made of some 15 renowned scientists. Their work mainly focuses on supporting industry towards smooth regulatory compliances aimed at acquiring a license to trade in the EU.
An Anglo-Cameroonian, Dr McGough holds a BSc in biology, an MSc in environmental pollution control, and a doctorate in environmental toxicology from the University of Nottingham (UK) where she began her career as a lecturer.