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Dr Brian Rooney


I am currently Course Director, Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at Kingston University. My research and teaching interest are in toxicology, analytical method development, drug confirmations, molecular biology and pharmacology. I am also a certified expert witness and I regularly attend magistrate and crown court to give expert toxicological evidence.

Academic responsibilities

Principal Investigator, Course Director and Lecturer in Forensic Science


  • BSc Pharmacology, University College of Dublin
  • PhD in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • FHEA

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


My reserach focuses on the development of toxicological methods for the detection of drugs of abuse. I am experienced in LC-MS method develpoment and validation in addition to designing methods to comply with ISO 17025 specifications.

I am also a principal research in molecular biology where my focus is on elcudating the effects of cannabis and cocaine on cytoskelatal dynamics in relation to the progression of fibrosis.

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