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Ms. Emily McIvor

Senior Policy Adviser for Humane Society International/Europe

Emily McIvor has worked on animal welfare issues at European Union level for many years, specialising in those concerning the use of animals in research and testing. As one of the lead animal welfare lobbyists in political negotiations of the EU Cosmetics Directive 7th Amendment, the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) regulation, and most recently the revision of Europe's legislation for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, McIvor has extensive experience of regulatory test issues and the development and validation of alternative, non-animal methods.

Emily represents HSI on the management panel of the European Union-funded AXLR8 (pronounced "accelerate") project and in August 2011, was awarded the prestigious Henry Spira Award by the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the cause of animal welfare.