Dr Theresa Callaghan

Cosmetic Claims Development & Scientific Affairs Specialist

Callaghan Consulting International

Dr. Theresa Callaghan PhD, is a graduate Biochemist from the University of Bath with a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. While working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Pasteur Institute in France, she became involved in research on LVMH’s Capture project and subsequently moved into corporate skin care research.

Having worked in personal care for more than 35 years, Theresa is a valuable expert within the industry, having served in key R&D senior roles for companies including LVMH (France), Unilever (UK), and Marks & Spencer (UK), J&J (France), Evonik (Netherlands, Spain, Germany) Hill-Top Research (UK,USA), and proDERM (Germany).

In 2008, she started her own consulting company (Callaghan Consulting International), anticipating a need for more discipline in cosmetic claims, and pursuing scientific advancements involved in the process.

She gives regular workshops and presentations internationally, and is a major contributor for peer-reviewed and trade journals, as well as authoring behalf of many clients internationally.

Her work has also been featured in several press articles and reviews. Theresa serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (peer-review), and is an active member of multiple professional societies including: the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (UK), and British Herbal Medicine Association. Her other roles include serving as an advisor for TKS Science Publisher (Italy), as well as serving as a lecturer in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Sunderland (UK) for the MSc Cosmetic Science course.

Her experience encompasses the diverse nature of the dermatological business sectors
enabling a targeted yet flexible approach to customer needs.

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