James studied at the University of Manchester, where he obtained a BSc in Chemistry and PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry. He went on to become a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva and later joined the University of Greenwich as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry. Here, he also ran the Toxicology Unit specialising in Blood Alcohol Analysis and regularly gave Expert evidence in Court. After a spell in industry, as manager of a pharmaceutical analysis company, he returned to academia in 1999 at Kingston University as Reader and lately as Associate Professor in Analytical Science. Here, he initiated the BSc Forensic Science and MSc Forensic Analysis programmes and is currently Course Director of the latter. Outside of University, James is a former NVQ Assessor for the Analytical Chemists’ Registration Board, member of the RSC’s Committee for Accreditation and Validation of courses and CSci/CSciTeach Assessor. His research interests lie in mass spectrometry, drugs of abuse and their analysis. He has made over 100 publications including over 50 full papers and is editor to several journals. He has successfully supervised 20 postgraduate students and is the School’s Director of Postgraduate Research.
James has been a Professional Member of the Society since 2014.
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