Dr Brett Cochrane is Science Director at Animal Free Research UK and has overall responsibility for leading and implementing the science and education strategy. Brett has a PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Southampton and has more than six years’ post-doctoral experience within Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre where he helped drive Unilever’s efforts to identify and evaluate new technologies to replace the use of animals in research. Brett also represented Unilever on industry and European Commission collaborations such as the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA).