Forensic Toxicology

Recent Publications

For publications by current staff please see our staff profiles page.

Publications from previous Forensic Medicine and Science staff

Dr Hilary Hamnett

  • H. J. Hamnett, M. Ilett, F. N. Izzati, S. Smith and K. H. Watson, Toxicological findings in driver and motorcyclist fatalities in Scotland 2012–2015, Forensic Science International, 2017, 274, 22–26. (doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.12.034)
  • H. J. Hamnett and A.-S. Korb, The Coffee Project revisited: teaching research skills to forensic chemists. Journal of Chemical Education, 94, 445–450. (doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00600)
  • H. Hamnett, Why are academic papers rejected by journals?Times Higher Education, 2016, 29 Sep.
  • H. Hamnett and S. Coward, Novel psychoactives in New Zealand. In: Davies, S.Johnston, A. and Holt, D. (eds.) Forensic Toxicology: Drug Use and Misuse. RSC Publishing: Cambridge, pp. 127–143, 2016.

Dr Robert Anderson

  • N. Harun, R. A. Anderson and P. A. Cormack, Analysis of ketamine and norketamine in hair samples using molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction (MISPE) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2010, 396, 2449–2459. (doi:10.1007/s00216-009-3404-6)
  • A. I. Al-Asmari, R. A. Anderson and P. Appelblad, Direct determination of ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in postmortem urine specimens using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2010, 34, 261–272. (PMID:20529460)
  • A. Al-Asmari, R. A. Anderson, S. Kidd and A. H. Thomson, Method for the quantification of diamorphine and its metabolites in pediatric plasma samples by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2010, 34, 177–195. (PMID:20465864)
  • R. A. Anderson, M. M. Ariffin, P. A. Cormack and E. I. Miller, Comparison of molecularly imprinted solid-phase extraction (MISPE) with classical solid-phase extraction (SPE) for the detection of benzodiazepines in post-mortem hair samples, Forensic Science International, 2008, 174, 40–46. (doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.03.002)
  • A. A. Alfazil and R. A. Anderson, Stability of benzodiazepines and cocaine in blood spots stored on filter paper, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2008, 32, 511–515. (PMID:18713520)

Dr Gail Cooper

  • G. A. A. Cooper, S. Paterson and M. D. Osselton, The United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists: forensic toxicology laboratory guidelines, Science & Justice, 2010, 50, 166–176. (doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2010.09.005)
  • H. M. A. Hassan and G. A. A. Cooper. Determination of β-hydroxybutyrate in blood and urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2009, 33, 502–507. (PMID:19874659)
  • A. I. Al-Asmari, R. A. Anderson and G. A .A. Cooper, Oxycodone-related fatalities in the West of Scotland, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2009, 33, 423–432. (PMID:19874648)
  • L. Wilson, A. Jehanli, C. Hand, G. A. A. Cooper and R. Smith, Evaluation of a rapid oral fluid point of care test for MDMA. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2007, 31, 98–104. (PMID:17536745)

Dr Karen Scott

  • N. Richards, S. Hall, K. Scott and N. Harrison, First detection of an NSAID, flunixin, in sheep’s wool using GC-MS, Environmental Pollution, 2011, 159, 1446–1450. (doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.01.031)
  • N. Richards, G. Cooke, V. Simpson, S. Hall, N. Harrison and K. S. Scott, Qualitative detection of the NSAIDs diclofenac and ibuprofen in the hair of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) occupying UK waterways with GC-MS, European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2011, 571107–1114. (doi:10.1007/s10344-011-0513-2)
  • K. S. Scott. The use of hair as a toxicological tool in DFC casework, Science and Justice, 2009, 49, 250–253. (doi:10.1016/j.scijus.2009.09.013)
  • L. Gautam, K. S. Scott, T. F. Emmett and M. D. Cole, Characterisation of natural and synthetic melanins, Forensic Science Today, 2008, 6, 27–43.
  • L. Gautam, K. S. Scott and M. D. Cole, Amphetamine binding to synthetic melanin and scatchard analysis of binding data, Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2005, 29, 339–344. (PMID:16105258)