Dr. Karen Scott
Director and Associate Professor of Forensic Science
Dr. Karen Scott currently holds the position of Director and Associate Professor of Forensic Science. Prior to this she spent 5 years as a senior lecturer and Director of the MSc (MedSci) in Forensic Toxicology at Glasgow University, where she also consulted in Forensic Toxicology and retains an honorary senior lecturer position. She has over 18 years experience in forensic and clinical toxicology, including a 2-year postdoctoral post in the National Institute of Health Sciences, in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to journal publications in the areas of postmortem toxicology and hair and alternative matrix testing, she is the coauthor of a book chapter on drug incorporation in hair. In her academic career she has taught students from a range of disciplines, including science, medicine and law. Additional teaching commitments include being a Member of Faculty staff for the Robert F. Borkenstein course on the effects of drugs on human performance and behavior. She is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Chemist, and an Authorized Analyst for the purposes of Section 16 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act (UK). Additionally she is a member of the Society of Hair Testing, the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, and the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists.
Facilitated Crimes” in Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, 2nd Edition.
Editors: J.A Siegel and P.J. Saukko. In press.
Cabarcos, H.M. Hassan, M.J. Tabernero, K.S. Scott (2012). Analysis of
ethyl glucuronide in hair samples by liquid chromatography-electrospray
ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS-MS) Journal of Applied
Toxicology, published online in Wiley Online Library
Richards, G. Cooke, V. Simpson, S. Hall, N. Harrison, K.S. Scott.
Qualitative detection of the NSAIDs diclofenac and ibuprofen in the hair of
Eurasian otters (Lutralutra) occupying UK waterways with GC-MS. European
Journal of Wildlife Research. October 2011, Volume 57, Issue 5, pp 1107-1114
The Use of Hair as a Toxicological Tool in DFC Casework. Science and Justice,
Gautam, K.S. Scott, T.F. Emmett, M.D. Cole (2008). Characterisation of
Natural and Synthetic Melanins. Forensic Science Today, 6, 27-43.
Kronstrand and K. Scott. ”Drug Incorporation into Hair” in Analytical
and Practical Aspects of Drug Testing in Hair.Editor : Pascal Kintz. CRC Press
Richards, K.S. Scott, S. Hall and N.M. Harrison. (2006) Detection of
NSAIDs in livestock animals and scavenging birds of prey, with emphasis on Old
World Vultures and condors. Vulture News. 54, 68 - 71.
Gautam, K.S. Scott, M.D. Cole. (2005) Amphetamine Binding to Synthetic
Melanin and Scatchard Analysis of Binding Data. Journal of Analytical
Toxicology, 29, 339-344.
Scott and Y.
Nakahara (2003) A Study into the Rate of Incorporation of Eight Benzodiazepines
into Rat Hair. Forensic Science International, , 133, 47-56.
Saisho, K.S. Scott, S. Morimoto and Y. Nakahara (2001) Hair Analysis for
Pharmaceutical Drugs II. Effective Extraction and Determination of Sildenafil
(Viagra®) and Its N-Desmethyl Metabolite in Rat and Human Hair by GC/MS.
Biological Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 24(12), 1384-1388.
and J.S. Oliver
(2001) The Use of Vitreous Humor as an Alternative to Whole Blood for the
Analysis of Benzodiazepines. Journal of Forensic Science, 46(3), 270-273.
Ditton, G.A.A. Cooper, K.S. Scott, D.L. Allen, J.S. Oliver and I.D.
Smith (2000) Hair Testing for "Ecstasy" in Volunteer Scottish Drug
Users. Addiction Biology, 5, 205-211.
- Scott, K.S., and Oliver, J.S. (1999) Vitreous humor as an alternative
sample to blood for the supercritical fluid extraction of morphine and
6-monoacetylmorphine.Medicine, Science and the Law, 39 (1). pp.
77-81. ISSN 0025-8024
- Scott, K.S., and Oliver, J.S. (1997) Development
of a supercritical fluid extraction method for the determination of temazepam
in whole blood.Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 21 (4). pp. 297-300. ISSN