Cheryl Mackintosh, M.R.M., R.P.Bio. Environmental Toxicologist
Cheryl Mackintosh has over five years of professional experience in implementing and managing environmental projects, with particular expertise in detailed quantitative ecological risk assessment, environmental modeling and contaminant fate and bioaccumulation. She has worked on a variety of marine, intertidal, freshwater and terrestrial sites throughout British Columbia and in Nunavut, including mine, harbour, petrochemical, development, and other industrial sites. Cheryl has a strong skill set in study design and implementation of field programs, statistical analysis and data interpretation, and various types of simulation modeling. She has conducted numerous exposure assessments, measuring contaminant concentrations in environmental media and incorporating habitat-based information using geographical information systems (GIS), and effects assessments, using tools such as toxicity testing, benthic invertebrate and intertidal assessments, and development of toxicity reference value datasets for wildlife. Cheryl has experience developing workplans, managing project budgets, and balancing client needs and regulatory concerns.
Prior to working with Azimuth, she completed her Master's of Resource Management at Simon Fraser University where her research involved conducting a large-scale field investigation, coupled with simulation modelling, to assess the bioaccumulation of phthalate esters and polychlorinated biphenyls in a marine food-web. Cheryl has co-authored various publications and received the Dean's Medal for her graduate work at SFU. Cheryl is a registered professional biologist in British Columbia. Her main interests are in applying quantitative assessment tools in combination with field studies to evaluate the exposure and risks of environmental contaminants to biological organisms.