Oliver B Sutcliffec
School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Dr Sutcliffe's research interests include the synthesis, characterisation and development of new lab/field methods for the detection and quantification of illicit drugs and new psychoactive/psychotropic substances (NPS, formally known as "legal highs"). Dr Sutcliffe works with a number of national and international groups investigating the biological, pharmaceutical and forensic properties of these materials. In addition his work also includes the application of simple chemical techniques in the source identification of these materials and the development of screening methods which can aid in the prevention of trafficking/supply of materials which pose a threat to human health.