Nicole Nijhuis began working as a researcher and toxicologist in the Chemical Water Quality & Health team in 2018. Nicole is a European Registered Toxicologist and a member of the Dutch Society for Toxicology. She works at KWR on the assessment of the potential health risks of chemical substances in the urban watercycle on commissions from the water utilities, government and industry. She is also involved in projects in the area of risk communication and risk perception.
Nicole has 15 years’ experience in the assessment of the health risks of chemical substances. She studied marine biology and then completed her post-doctoral work in toxicology, with a special focus on clinical toxicology and risk assessment. Nicole has extensive experience in the risk assessment of chemical substances, crisis management, risk perception and risk communication. From 2004 until 2018, she was crisis advisor of the Municipal Health Authorities in North-West Netherlands and, in this role, provided substantive advice in response to more than 100 chemical incidents. Among the subjects of her publications are human biomonitoring during chemical emergencies. Nicole is therefore involved, representing KWR, with the national emergency network, among others as secretary to the Crisis Expert Team Environment and Drinking Water (CET-md).