About Us

CEA was established in 2001 as a research and consultancy group within ADAS, offering higher tier risk assessment expertise to both commercial and government organisations. Founding staff members were recruited from the Agrochemical manufacturing industry, supported by specialist ADAS staff.

Originally focussing on the environmental fate of plant protection products, and specialising in regulatory modelling and exposure assessments, CEA successfully expanded both its client and skills base, and by 2005 boasted 10 specialist staff located across 2 UK offices. This success enabled CEA’s proven track record of providing high quality environmental risk assessments and regulatory support to be widened to cover veterinary medicines, human pharmaceuticals, biocidal products, and more recently, general chemicals.

At this time a new field fate team was established at the Gleadthorpe site (Nottinghamshire), engaged in a wide range of field based investigative and monitoring studies.

In 2007 the CEA skill base was again enhanced when an expert in GIS/spatial modelling joined the group, bringing additional expertise in landscape based risk characterisation. Around the same time CEA launched a new consultancy service for companies seeking compliance under the REACH regulations.

CEA’s continuing expansion has centred on consolidating the component expert groups (REACH support, Ecotoxicology, Regulatory Risk Assessment/Modelling, Field Fate and Stewardship), and has encompassed the further enhancement of CEA’s ecotoxicology skill base (aquatic and terrestrial), which has included the establishment of new mesocosm/microcosm facilities at the Cambridge site. In 2013 CEA expanded into the toxicology area recruiting two specialists.

By mid 2014 the CEA staff complement had risen to 28 (full and part time) located at 3 UK offices with active recruitment in several areas ongoing. 

In 2018, CEA set up a new legal entity (CEA part of RSK ADAS Europe (Ireland) Ltd) in Dublin, Ireland.

In 2021, CEA celebrated its 20th anniversary! This was the perfect opportunity to thank all of our clients who have worked with us over the first 20 years and we look forward to future successful collaborations!

For those of you who haven’t worked with CEA before, why not get in touch and find out how we can help you?


Meet the Team


Adrian Terry

Head of CEA

About Adrian Terry

Abdul Abu

Environmental modelling and risk assessment

About Abdul Abu

Alan Lawrence

CEA Associate

About Alan Lawrence

Amy Brooks

Ecotoxicology and risk assessment

About Amy Brooks

Bashir Surfraz

Environmental fate and behaviour

About Bashir Surfraz

Callum Burgess


About Callum Burgess

Claire McMillan

Exposure modelling and risk assessment

About Claire McMillan

David Brown

Environmental Fate and Behaviour

About David Brown

Ellie Welch


About Ellie Welch


Fabienne Ericher

Exposure modelling and risk assessment

About Fabienne Ericher

Georgia Papadi


Georgia Papadi

Greg Hughes

Environmental modelling and risk assessment

About Greg Hughes

Hanna Schuster


About Hanna Schuster

Helena Crosland

Ecotoxicology and risk assessment

About Helena Crosland

Jacob Bestwick


About Jacob Bestwick

Jo Wilding


About Jo Wilding

Katie Balmer


About Katie Balmer

Katie Smith


About Katie Smith

Kevin Brown

CEA Associate

About Kevin Brown

Liam Suttey

Environmental fate and behaviour

About Liam Suttey

Lindsay Fogg

Environmental fate and behaviour

About Lindsay Fogg

Marie Brown


About Marie Brown

Mercedes Franey Gardiner

Environmental modelling and risk assessment

About Mercedes Franey Gardiner

Nadine Taylor


About Nadine Taylor

Neil Stearn

REACH and chemical regulation

About Neil Stearn

Peter Godfrey

REACH and chemicals regulation

About Peter Godfrey

Sarah Bull


About Sarah Bull

Sarah Collings

CEA Project and Sales Co-ordinator

About Sarah Collings

Sue Kelly

Environmental fate and exposure

About Sue Kelly

Zoe Parker-Crosse


About Zoe Parker-Crosse
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