Staff i2LResearch

i2LResearch has staff worldwide and are proud to be called family.

Dr. Peter McEwen

Chief Executive Officer

Following a first degree at Hatfield Polytechnic, Peter completed his PhD on triatomine bug flight behaviour at Bangor University, North Wales, before moving to Cardiff to work on the control of olive pests. He has published over 70 scientific papers and popular articles, and ran a successful pest management consultancy business for a number of years. Peter's areas of expertise include triatomine bugs, green lacewings and houseflies. He has considerable overseas experience and has travelled and worked in Scandinavia, Spain, South America and the USA.

Dr. Peter McEwen

Chief Executive Officer
peter@i2lresearch.com

Following a first degree at Hatfield Polytechnic, Peter completed his PhD on triatomine bug flight behaviour at Bangor University, North Wales, before moving to Cardiff to work on the control of olive pests. He has published over 70 scientific papers and popular articles, and ran a successful pest management consultancy business for a number of years. Peter's areas of expertise include triatomine bugs, green lacewings and houseflies. He has considerable overseas experience and has travelled and worked in Scandinavia, Spain, South America and the USA.

Dr. Catherine Whaley

Director Crop, Turf & Sales
catherine@i2lresearch.com

Following a first degree from Staffordshire University, Catherine obtained her PhD relating to slug behaviour and control from IACR-Rothamsted. i2L Research Ltd has since developed a leading role and international reputation for R&D and efficacy evaluation of new molluscicides and improved methods of slug control. In addition to this, Catherine also manages all work relating to crop and turf throughout the organisation. This encompasses a large part of the company, routinely working with insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, fertilizer and molluscicide applications across Europe. In March 2005, Catherine opened a branch office of the company in Newcastle, providing an important second geographical site capability for field and glasshouse studies. i2L Research Ltd (Newcastle) has since gone from strength to strength and currently operates from its own, purpose built, field station located at Shotley Bridge, County Durham. We currently own 2 hectares of cultivated land, in addition to operating a heated glasshouse complex with extensive commercial polytunnel space. Catherine is a Director of the company.

Helena Heaven

Director Non Crop & Sales
helena@i2lresearch.com

Helena completed her BSc (Hons) in Zoology at Cardiff University and has been with the company for many years. Her particular expertise includes GEP and GLP efficacy testing on a huge range of pests, advising on testing requirements for biocide regulatory affairs and registration purposes in the UK, EU and USA. Helena also has a huge amount of experience in methodology development for a range of testing requirements, from initial screening bioassays to full scale field trials, in close consultation with regulatory authorities, including the UK HSE, UK CRD and US EPA. She has also developed the company organisational procedures, including SOPs, equipment and training methods, so the company operates to a very high standard. Helena is also the company’s Sales Director, focusing on expanding the company’s client basis, exploring new market niches and developing business in new areas, as well as reinforcing existing links. Helena is a Director of the company.

Kristine Styer

Executive Director (USA)
Kristine@i2lresearch.com

Kristine graduated from the University of Delaware with a duel BSc degree in Entomology and Wildlife Conservation. She began working at the former ICR as a technician and has since worked every efficacy-related position in the company. Given her professional experience of being a technician, Study Director, Efficacy Coordinator, Head of Efficacy, and now Executive Director of i2LResearch USA, Inc., Kristine has many years of experience with methodology development, as well as running and coordinating non-GLP and GLP trials against a wide range of pests in accordance to EPA, OECD, and WHO standards. She is able to work in consultation with regulatory authorities and clients to offer high quality efficacy testing services. Kristine has also greatly contributed to the reformation of i2LResearch USA’s company organization from the acquisition of ICR in 2012, to align with the company’s high standard of an efficient and practical business model. In her spare time, Kristine sings with the New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Maryland’s only volunteer LGBTS choir, and donates time to local LGBT supporting charities.

Dr. David Estany-Tigerström

Manager of i2LResearch Ltd (Southern Europe)
Davide@i2LResearch.com

David is a biology graduate and has a Masters in Environmental Sciences and a Phd in Biological Invasions from the University of Girona. He was previously, amongst other things, an Assistant Professor in biology and environmental sciences, a freelance photographer and an instructor-in-chief in nature and leisure activities. David joined i2LResearch Ltd (Southern Europe) in 2011 and became the manager of the branch in 2013. He has gained experience on a range of crops and biocides projects, from cockroaches, ants and flies field trials to slugs, whiteflies, scales and pathogenic fungus. When out of work David enjoys hiking, bird watching and music.

Dr. Pavel Foltan

Manager of i2LResearch Ltd (Central Europe)
pavel@i2lresearch.com

Pavel has a Masters in Animal Ecology and a PhD. and RNDr. in Zoology from the University of South Bohemia. After working for i2LResearch Ltd in Cardiff for a 6 month period in 2007, Pavel returned to the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, to establish and manage our i2LResearch Ltd (Central Europe) office. Pavel has previously worked for 3 years at the Institute of Entomology (Czech Academy of Sciences) as an entomologist. Apart from managing the i2LResearch Ltd (Central Europe) office, Pavel works at the University of South Bohemia where he teaches a practical course of invertebrate zoology.

Sean Loakes

Quality Controller/Quality Assurance
sean@i2lresearch.com

Sean is a Biology graduate, and joined the company in 2010. After having worked as a trials officer and Study Director to both GLP and GEP, in 2011 Sean began his adventure into GLP Quality Assurance (QA) and has continued in this vein since then. The QA role includes conducting biannual in depth facility inspections for the Cardiff office, as well as organising and maintaining the QA programme e.g. audits of GLP study protocols, study conduct and final reports. An active member of RQA Sean is involved with the Wales & West regional forum. As Quality Controller the net is cast further afield, to the other European/US offices, and involves helping to resolve quality issues across the organisation, conducting GLP training and hosting regulatory inspections. Outside of work Sean enjoys cycling, keeping active and long walks on the beach.

Richard Kinsey

Head of Cardiff Office (UK)
richard@i2lresearch.com

Richard joined the company in 2010 after completing his zoology degree at Aberystwyth University. Richard is a Senior Study Director and has gained experience on a variety of trials covering an extensive range of methodologies, building up many years of experience working to GLP and GEP protocols for our Global clientele. Richard is Head of Cardiff office and ensures projects are delivered to our sponsors in a reliable and timely manner. Richard is a member of the Research Quality Association and has good knowledge of GLP principles.