Desborough School, Maidenhead; University of Portsmouth, Oxford Brookes University
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology, PhD (Pharmacology), Grade 3 Singing, BSAC Dive Leader
Wyeth Laboratories, Vernalis Ltd, Birmingham Uni, Bristol Uni, Dundee Uni
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Toxicology
University of Huddersfield
Favourite thing to do in my job: finding out answers to questions that no one has answered before
Spending my time working out how drugs may have killed people (or not)
My Typical Day
Teaching, Research, Admin Repeat…
What I'd do with the prize money
no one told me you could win money doing this.. develop some toxicology resources for school visits.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Mad Scientist, Father, Chatty
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
not blow up the lab. help make a change to drug law.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
my science teachers
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Aircraft Engineer for RAF
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Marilyn Manson, The Wonder Stuff, Slipknot, Ride, InMe, Robert Johnston…
What's your favourite food?
curry and cake (not at the same time) oh and beer (which is legally a food)
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I have no idea..lots of things really.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Health and Prosperity for me and my family. My own Eurofigher Typhoon. To be closer to home
Tell us a joke.
A proton and a neutron are walking down the street. The proton says, “Wait, I dropped an electron help me look for it.” The neutron says “Are you sure?” The proton replies “I’m positive.”