Dr. Douglas McMillan received an Honours BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Durham and has a PhD in Environmental Science. He is an environmental scientist, Chartered Environmentalist, a fellow of IITD, a full member of IEMA and the Institute of Biology of Ireland and a member of the Society of Biology. Douglas has an IOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, IOA Certificate in Noise Assessment and is a graduate member of IOSH. He has been an Energy Agreements Support and Replications Programme Manager for SEAI, a Passive House consultant, a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and a qualified GHG (greenhouse gas) Verifier. He is also a qualified auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025 and ISO 50001 management systems and has extensive knowledge of the associated energy, environmental and health and safety legislation having produced registers of legislation for the Irish, Northern Irish, UK and other European jurisdictions.
Douglas has more than two decades of consultancy and training experience in the fields of carbon, EHS, energy, laboratory and quality management systems and auditing, environmental monitoring and research, EHS legislation, energy management, EHS risk assessment and control as well as practical QEHS and laboratory training, BER and energy surveying, noise and vibration monitoring and waste management.
He has extensive laboratory experience which includes the validation of a new instrumental system for the physical and chemical analysis of liquids based on a new liquid analyser and its development for the field of environmental monitoring. He has published scientific papers to his name including the 1992 “Paper of the Year” in leading European instrumentation journal Measurement Science and Technology. He also provides professional inputs on environmental science and management policy issues and is fluent in French and Spanish and competent in German, Irish, Italian and Spanish.
He also has a wealth of experience in ecology (appropriate assessments and NWS ecologist), habitat restoration (bog, meadow and woodland) and is a part-time lecturer at Technical University Dublin (TUD) in the EHS Masters. He has recently qualified as a Forest School Leader to better promote his love of nature and has co-founded Green Restoration Ireland, a cooperative dedicated to providing a carbon offsetting service based on restoration of Irish peatlands and woodlands.