- Forensic medicine (toxicology) lecturer, researcher, caseworker, presenter and expert witness.
- Detection, analysis and profiling of illicit drugs.
- Detection, analysis of heroin, amphetamines, catecholamines in the human body.
University Professor, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Medicine (Toxicology)
Department of Forensic Medicine and Science, 1992 %u2013 Present
- Detecting drugs in nail and bile from clinical and post postmortem cases;
- Modeling drug distribution in nail and bile;
- Statistical evaluation of analytical methods for seized drugs;
- Profiling of illicit drugs, with emphasis on ring-substituted amphetamines;
- Analysis of pesticides in human biological specimens;
- Pediatric toxicology; pre- and post-partum toxicology of fetus and newborn in heroin-using mothers.
- Chiral separations and their application toxicology;
- Estimation of time of death using microwave thermography and computer modeling
- Analysis of catecholamines in saliva during stress;
- Cannabis use in the community and health effects of cannabis.
Other University Activity
- Lecturer in Forensic Medicine (Toxicology);
- Supported by a Research Contract from the Building Research Establishment Fire Research Station, investigating the role of smoke and fire gases in fire fatalities.
Honors & Publications
Selected from over 60 publications:
- Forensic Toxicology, R. Anderson, in J. White (Ed.) Crime Street to Court: The Rudiments of Forensic Science, Royal Society of Chemistry, 1998.
Selected publications from United Nations reports:
- UN Manual on Validation of Analytical Methods;
- Syllabus for the U.N. Advanced Training Course on Methods of Analysis of Drugs in Biological Specimens;
- Multimedia Program on Methods of Analysis of Drugs in Biological Specimens.
Selected collaborations with U.N. International Drug Control Program:
- Consultative Meeting on Methods of Analysis of LSD and other Hallucinogens and Methaqualone in Biological Specimens and Guidelines for the Testing of Drugs; under International Control in Alternative Specimens;
- Consultative Meeting on Validation of Analytical Methods and Methods of Analysis of Heroin and other Opioids;
- Consultative Meeting on Methods of Analysis of Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines in Biological Specimens.
Selected Courses Taught:
- Forensic Medicine; Forensic Medicine; Medical Jurisprudence; Sports Science; Quality Control.
- Forensic Science Society;
- The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT);
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry;
- Authorized Analyst for the purposes of the Road Traffic Act and the Misuse of Drugs Act.
- PhD Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
- Postdoctoral Experience: French Exchange Studentship, University of Grenoble 1975-76 Gastarbeiter, Dept. of Chemistry, Karolinska Ins. Stockholm
- B.S. Chemistry, with Honors, University of Glasgow, 1970