Drugs, Death and the Legal System by Dr Stephanie Sharp

7pm Monday 2nd October 2023

Waterstones Glasgow, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW,7PM

Dr Sharp will present some cases from her work from the Old Bailey to Margate Magistrates Court. More details to follow.

Dr. Sharp is a Forensic Pharmacologist. She has an M.Sci. degree in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, a Ph.D. in pharmacokinetics from the University of Dundee, Certificates in Civil and Criminal Law from the University of Cardiff and a certificate in Scots Law from the University of Aberdeen. She specialises in drugs of abuse and the clearance of drugs from the body. She has been a research scientist for 13 years and has researched at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and the University of Dundee. Dr. Sharp is a co-director of the Glasgow Expert Witness Service Ltd. and is a registered expert witness with the Law Society of Scotland Directory of Expert Witnesses, a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, a full member of the British Pharmacological Society and a registered expert adviser on the National Crime Agency (NCA) database. 

What’s Bugging Glasgow? Jeanne Robinson

Monday 6th November 2023, 7pm

Waterstones Glasgow, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW

Our insect populations are facing some major challenges on a global and local scale. Find out more about the science behind 'insectagdedon'. explore the plight of our pollinators and other beneficial insects and discover the multitude of ways you can help support our insects.

Jeanne Robinson is Curator of Entomology at the Hunterian Museum and provides guidance and teaching in all things insect to the biologists, medics, food security and museum studies scholars at the University of Glasgow and beyond! She has formerly worked in public health and agricultural entomology but has worked in museums for over 20 years. Here publication record is as diverse as her entomological interests, including publications on the insect fauna of Scotland, plant pests, insect collections, insect surveying methods, and so much more. In addition to insects, she is passionate about biological recording and gardening.