Jen Hochmuth - Safer Pharma Programme Manager
I lead our Safer Pharma programme at HCWH Europe - designing, developing, and implementing a work programme that reduces the environmental and health impact of pharmaceuticals in Europe and beyond. We focus specifically on healthcare’s role in reducing pharmaceutical pollution and its contribution to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – one of the biggest public health challenges of our time.
I am always eager to collaborate on new approaches for making pharmaceuticals safer and more sustainable, as well as mitigating and preventing their impact on human, animal, and planetary health. Before joining HCWH Europe, I worked for an NGO leading a campaign on alternative methods to animal testing. Prior to that, I worked for a global consultancy company where I carried out environmental risk assessments.
I hold a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology from the University of Aberdeen and a Postgraduate Certificate in Marine Science and Fisheries Management from the University of Tasmania. I obtained a PhD in Ecotoxicology at the University of Ghent, studying the combined effects of chemical pollution and global warming at individual and population levels. I also completed a bluebook traineeship at the European Commission at the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Luxembourgish is my mother tongue, however, I also speak English, French, German, Dutch, and (some very rusty) Italian. Most of my spare time, you’ll find me immersed in music, either listening to my favourite records at home, attending local concerts, or alternative music festivals. I also love running, practising yoga and Pilates, and going on hikes in nature. Passionate about food, I enjoy cooking tasty vegan dishes for my friends and family.