Certification Programme Committee

The Certification Programme Committee is a SETAC Europe Standing Committee.

The committee is central to the CRA programme and composed of SETAC Europe members, environmental scientists, and environmental risk assessors from academia, business and government. The members are dedicated to manage and further optimise the CRA programme.


  • Decide about enrolment and accept applicants for the training phase

  • Lead the examinations to become a CRA.

  • Evaluate the certification dossiers and decide about who becomes a SETAC Europe Certified Environmental Risk Assessor.

  • Evaluate the quality of courses submitted for inclusion in the CRA programme.

  • Supervising the programme director and secretary of the CRA programme.

Committee Members

  • Kees Van Gestel (Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands, Chair)
  • Nico Van Den Brink (Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands, Vice-Chair)
  • Anne Alix (Corteva Agrisciences, UK)
  • Charles Bodar (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, Netherlands)
  • Jörg Römbke (ECT, Germany)
  • Juliana Rodrigues Gadelha (AquaBioTech Group, Malta)
  • Ludek Blaha (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
  • Marie-Hélène Enrici (Solvay, France)
  • Nicola Bitsch (Celanese, Germany)
  • Samuel Maynard (AstraZeneca, UK)
  • Teresa Fernandes (School of Life Science Heriot-Watt University, UK)
  • Veronique Poulsen (L´Oréal, France)
  • Karel De Schamphelaere (Ghent University, Belgium, Liaison IBERA)
  • Rebecca Bundschuh (SETAC, ex officio)
  • Bart Bosveld (SETAC, ex officio)