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Dr Craig Chatterton

Dr Phil Owen


Professor M. David Osselton

Professor M. David Osselton


Bachelor of Science - Biochemistry

Doctor in Philosophy - Biochemistry


The Society of Forensic Toxicologists – SOFT (Member)

The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists – TIAFT (Member)

LTG (formerly London Toxicology Group) - member

The Forensic Science Society (Fellow)

Royal Society of Chemistry (Fellow)

Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow)

Expert Witness Institute (Member) 


Department of Transport Advisory Committee on Driving under the Influence of Drugs – 2012.

Chair: United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists (UKIAFT): 2010 – present

Lead Assessor in Toxicology for the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (2003-2008)

European Economic Community Working Group for the Preparation of Laboratory Guidelines for Drug Analysis in Biological Fluids.

Founder member of the UK Guidelines Committee for Workplace Drug Testing.

Member of The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)  - Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault Committee.


2007 – present   Head of Forensic & Biological Sciences Bournemouth University
2007 – present Independent Consultant Forensic Toxicology Services
2003 – 2006 Business Manager, Department of Forensic Pathology and Legal Medicine The Forensic Science Service
1999 – 2006 Consultant Forensic Scientist / Head of Toxicology  The Forensic Science Service
1995 – 1998 Operations Manager – FSS Legal & Scientific Services The Forensic Science Service
1991 – 1995 Head of Toxicology The Forensic Science Service
1984 – 1991  Head of Alcohol, Drugs and Toxicology Research Central Research & Support Establishment
The Forensic Science Service
1979 – 1984  Senior Toxicologist The Forensic Science Service
1974 – 1979 Research work Home Office Central Research & Support Establishment


Link To Publications


Professor, Head of Forensic & Biological Sciences

Bournemouth University

Supervision of postgraduate research at MSc and PhD levels

External examiner – Forensic Science and Forensic Toxicology

The University of Dundee

Visiting professor in Forensic Toxicology

Kings College, University of London (2005-2008)

Responsible for training and development of toxicologists

The Forensic Science Service (1984-2006).

Visiting lecturer in Forensic Toxicology

The University of Surrey (1985-2004).

Lecture widely at international meetings and conferences on a world wide basis as guest and plenary speaker.