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Forensics and analytical science lecturer Tom studied for his PhD in the UK's only World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory, and is currently leading a team from the University's Biomolecular Research Centre (BMRC) in using state-of-the-art analytical techniques to tackle a growing issue in sport – failed doping tests due to contaminated supplements. 

After receiving his PhD, he worked as a forensic toxicologist both in the UK and most recently in New Zealand, testing human samples for drugs using analytical technologies.


  • Forensic science
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Drug analysis
  • Hair testing
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Anti-doping science

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Tom also writes regularly on the topic of forensic science on his We Are Forensic blog.

Tom Bassindale
Tom Bassindale

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