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Dr Craig Chatterton

Dr Phil Owen

 

Professor M. David Osselton

Dr Craig Chatterton    LinkedIn

 QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor of Science (Hons) - Chemistry

Master of Science – Chemistry (Surface Science & Catalysis)

Doctor in Philosophy - Chemistry

CERTIFICATION/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT; Member)

The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT; Member)

The Society of Hair Testing (SOHT; Member)

United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists (UKIAFT; Member)

Alberta Society for Human Toxicology (ASHT; Member)

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC; Member and Chartered Chemist)

Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP; Member and Specialty Assessor: Toxicology – 2007-2009)

Bournemouth University (External Examiner – B.Sc. (Hons) Forensic & Biological Sciences – 2010-2011) 

Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists (F-ABFT) 2014

EMPLOYMENT 

2011 – Present Deputy Chief Toxicologist Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Toxicology testing and interpretation of case results for northern Alberta, in addition to quality assurance/quality control (which also includes staff training, equipment troubleshooting and maintenance) and research and development for the entire Medical Examiner’s Toxicology program.
2010 – Present Director, CNC Forensic Toxicology Services Ltd CNC Forensic Toxicology Services Ltd  
Established to provide comprehensive and confidential expert witness, consultancy and analytical services in forensic toxicology to the legal profession, professional institutions, police forces, members of the public and HM Coroners in the United Kingdom.
2009 – 2010 Consultant Toxicologist/Business Development Manager Eurofins Genetic Services Ltd
Consultancy in forensic toxicology and expert witness testimony in court, as required.  Business development through a close interaction between clients and laboratories, delivering the highest levels of quality and scientific services.  Managing the profit and loss of the toxicology business unit, delivery of yearly budgets, development of strategic sales and marketing plans, effective implementation of service level agreements and maintenance of professional accreditation and continuous professional training.
2006 – 2009 Senior Reporting Officer (Toxicology) The Forensic Science Service
Delivering the highest levels of quality and scientific services.  Maintenance of professional accreditation and delivery of staff training.  Analysis, interpretation, peer review and expert witness testimony relating to the presence of alcohol, drugs of abuse and a wide range of medicinal/pharmaceutical drugs in biological specimens (including hair).  Home Office approved Authorised Analyst.
2004 – 2006 Service Delivery Team Leader (Road Traffic Alcohol and Impaired/Drug Driving Unit) The Forensic Science Service
Delivering the highest levels of quality and scientific services.  Managing the profit and loss of the RTA/DDU business unit, delivery of yearly budgets, effective implementation of service level agreements and maintenance of professional accreditation and continuous professional training.  Analysis, interpretation, peer review and expert witness testimony relating to the presence of alcohol, drugs of abuse and a range of medicinal/pharmaceutical drugs in biological specimens.  Home Office approved Authorised Analyst.
2001 – 2004 Reporting Officer (Toxicology) The Forensic Science Service
Delivering the highest levels of quality and scientific services.  Analysis, interpretation, peer review and expert witness testimony relating to the presence of alcohol, drugs of abuse and a wide range of medicinal/pharmaceutical drugs in biological specimens.  Home Office approved Authorised Analyst. 

CONFERENCES

2001                           The Forensic Science Society

November                   AGM & Autumn Meeting, Chorley, UK

 2007                          The Society of Forensic Toxicologists

October                       Annual Conference, Raleigh/Durham, NC, USA

2008                           The Society of Forensic Toxicologists

October                       Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA

2009                            50 Years of Forensic Toxicology at The University of Glasgow

March                          The University of Glasgow, UK.

2010                            The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists

August                         Annual Conference, Bonn, Germany

2010                            United Kingdom & Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists

September                   Inaugural AGM, Glasgow, UK

2010                            The Society of Forensic Toxicologists

October                       Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, USA

2011                            The Society of Forensic Toxicologists

September                   Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA

2012                            Alberta Society for Human Toxicology

March                          AGM, Kananaskis, AB, Canada

2012                            The Society of Hair Testing

June                             AGM, Toronto, ON, Canada

2012                            The Society of Forensic Toxicologists

July                              Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA

 2012                            The Society of France Analytical Toxicology (SFTA)

September                    Annual meeting, Chambery, France 

SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPS

2007                            Toxicology Jeopardy – A practical approach to DUID testing OR

October                       ‘What are the solutions to your problems!’

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Raleigh/Durham, NC, USA

2008                            Effects of drugs on human performance and behaviour -

October                       A BorkenStein Sampler

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA

                                   Overview of biomarkers and alcohol testing: emerging trends and foreseen applications

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA

                                   Pain management and addiction

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA

2010                            DFSA applications & interpretations

October                       SOFT: Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, USA

                                   Getting the most from ELISA: Tips & tricks for the professional toxicologist

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, USA

                                   Piperazines, designer amphetamines & tryptamines

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, USA

                                   Elemental analysis & interpretation of findings

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, Richmond, VA, USA

2011                            ICP-MS for metals and elements testing in toxicology

September                   SOFT: Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA

                                   Publishing in journals for forensic toxicologists

                                   SOFT: Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA

Pairing clinical & postmortem toxicology findings for interpretative purposes

SOFT: Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA

2012                            Laboratory management for dummies…and smarties, too! It’s a

July                              generational thing!

                                    SOFT: Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA

                                    Advances in interpretation challenges in hair testing

                                    SOFT: Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Palladium catalysed allylation reactions in ionic liquids

Weiping Chen, Lijin Xu, Craig Chatterton and Jianliang Xiao

Chem. Commun, 1999, 1247-1248

Hair Analysis to demonstrate administration of sildenafil to a woman in a case of drug-facilitated sexual assault

Kintz, P., Evans, J., Villain, M, Chatterton, C and Cirimele, V

Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 2009, Oct 33(8), 553-6

A case of fatal benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) toxicity

Craig Chatterton, Graham Jones and Peter Singer

Journal of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, 2012, 45 (3), 150-4

Toxicology analysis for pathologists: A review of the available techniques and technologies, including recommendations for best practice

Craig Chatterton and M David Osselton

Acad Forensic Pathol, 2012, 2 (3): a-b

 

PRESENTATIONS

Whole blood concentrations of amphetamine, MDMA, cocaine and benzoylecgonine in cases of alleged driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in the United Kingdom over a 3-year period.

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists annual meeting, Raleigh/Durham, NC, USA, 2007

Concentrations of diazepam, nordiazepam and temazepam in whole blood samples collected from 354 drivers in the United Kingdom suspected of driving whilst under the influence of drugs

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists annual meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2008

Case Report: ‘Knocked out by toxicology’: The use of enflurane in a domestic homicide

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists annual meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, 2008

Operation Paris: The Shannon Matthews Case

50 Years of Forensic Toxicology at the University of Glasgow, 2009

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2011 

The use of hair analysis to demonstrate ingestion of methadone by two children

UK & Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists Inaugural AGM, Glasgow, 2010

Pharmaceutical Drug Concentrations in Young Children’s Head Hair

The Society of France Analytical Toxicology Annual meeting, Chambery, France, 2012

Fatal and non-fatal cases involving Ecstasy-type drugs in Canada, France and the United Kingdom

The Society of France Analytical Toxicology (SFTA) annual meeting, Chambery, France, 2012

TRAINING / LECTURES

Road Traffic Alcohol (RTA) and Drugs-Driving (DUID) Awareness Training

Presented to South Yorkshire Police Force (Traffic) on behalf of The Forensic Science Service, 2004-2006 

Expert Witness Training and Course Mentor

The Forensic Science Service, 2004-2009

Forensic Toxicology : DUID awareness and application

Presented to ‘new’ reporting officers on behalf of The Forensic Science Service, 2004-2009

Drugs in Hair Training & Awareness

Presented to Laboratory Government Chemist Forensic (LGC Forensics) toxicologists on behalf of Eurofins Genetic Services Ltd, 2009

Presented to Cheshire Constabulary senior police officers and crime scene investigators, on behalf of Eurofins Genetic Services Ltd, 2010

Training and Preparation for Accreditation

Consultancy for Randox Laboratories – delivered training in preparation for their Road Traffic Alcohol (RTA) analysis accreditation (successfully obtained at the first attempt), 2011.