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Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Microplastic particles Quantitative NMR analysis of street drugs

1994 …2020

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Teaching in forensic science and organic chemistry. Research activity focuses on applications  of chemical techniques to forensic and environmental science. Especially infrared spectroscopy and microscopy for the identification of trace evidence and microplastics.  Gas chromatographic techniques for the analysis of biodiesel.

Manage chemistry outreach to schools and wider public through the RSC's Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme based at UWS

Current research activities

Recovery and spectroscopic identification of microplastic particles

Forensic analysis of Biodiesel with Gas Chromatography

Recovery and identification of trace evidence by infrared micro-spectrophotometry

Desired research direction

Analysis of microplastics in the environment

Forensic applications of Quantitative NMR

Forensic analysis of fatty acid methyl esters


Target collaborative organisations

Seeking collaborations with forensic science practitioners and environmental scientists



Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and BSc (Hons) Criminal Justice and Forensic Science

Coordinator for RSC Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme based at UWS

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • QD Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Analytical


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