With over 25 years’ experience involving many tens of thousands of cases encompassing various case types, circumstances, scenarios and findings within clinical, post-mortem and forensic toxicology, Elliott Forensic Consulting can provide expert opinion and associated advice in relation to all aspects of toxicology. This is enhanced by active involvement in multiple professional and international organisations such as The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Advice is also based on many years’ experience in senior positions in both the public and private sector.

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) –

all types, all aspects including synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic
cathinones and synthetic opioids, their analytical and interpretative challenges

Analytical Methods –

all aspects of analytical toxicology, especially HPLC-DAD, LC-MS/MS and high resolution (accurate mass) mass-spectrometry (HRMS); targeted and non-targeted drug screening and drug measurement, validation and quality control

Police/Forensic Toxicology –

drug facilitated crime (e.g. drug facilitated sexual assault (DFSA), spiked drinks), ‘chemsex’, homicide, drug driving

Coroners/Post-mortem Toxicology –

all aspects of post-mortem toxicology, including specimen selection and collection, pre- and post-analytical considerations and interpretation of findings

Clinical Toxicology –

therapeutic drug monitoring, addiction medicine and associated toxicological considerations, acute poisoning and emergency toxicology

Laboratory Setup –

from initial design planning to equipment selection and fit-out as well as operational and process considerations (chain of evidence, workflow, output and service delivery, etc)

Drug Control –

background, considerations and processes in relation to international drug control

Governments/Policy –

all aspects of toxicology that pertain to governmental decisions and policy, including the forensic landscape, public vs private considerations and effective planning