Richard Paul

Dr Richard Paul

  • rpaul at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Biological Chemistry
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Biography

Richard Paul is an analytical toxicologist with a particular interest in the measurement of drugs and alcohol in hair. Current research focuses on data interpretation issues related to alcohol and cannabis quantification in hair samples.

Research

Current research projects:

1. Detection of Ethyl Glucuronide in fingernail samples: Application to abstinence monitoring. Funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

2. Influence of BMI on EtG and FAEE levels in head hair.

Journal Articles

  • Dumitrascu, C., Paul, R., Kingston, R. and Williams, R., 2018. Influence of alcohol containing and alcohol free cosmetics on FAEE concentrations in hair. A performance evaluation of ethyl palmitate as sole marker, versus the sum of four FAEEs. Forensic Science International, 283, 29-34.
  • Bossers, L.C.A.M. and Paul, R., 2014. Application of Bayesian Theory to the reporting of results in alcohol hair testing. Forensic Science International., 242, 56-58.
  • Bossers, L., Paul, R., Berry, A.J., Kingston, R., Middendorp, C. and Guwy, A.J., 2014. An evaluation of decontamination and extraction techniques in the analysis of ethyl glucuronide and fatty acid ethyl esters from hair samples. Journal of Chromatography B, 953-954, 115-119.
  • Paul, R., Kingston, R., Tsanaclis, L., Berry, A.J. and Guwy, A.J., 2011. Simultaneous determination of EtG and GHB in hair by GCMS/MS. Drug Testing and Analysis, 3, 201-205.
  • Paul, R., 2008. Hair of the dog: alcohol hair analysis. Advances Journal, 56 (12).
  • Paul, R., Kingston, R., Tsanaclis, L., Berry, A.J. and Guwy, A.J., 2008. Do drug users use less alcohol than non-drug users? Forensic Science International, 176, 82-86.
  • Paul, R., Tsanaclis, L., Kingston, R., Berry, A.J. and Guwy, A.J., 2006. GC-MS-MS Determination of Gamma Hydroxybutyrate in blood and urine. Journal of Analytical Toxicology, 6, 375-379.

PhD Students

  • Bethan Davies. Determination of NPS in surface water across South Wales

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Forensic Toxicology - unit contributor
  • Crime scene management and forensic science - unit leader

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Advanced Forensic Science - unit leader
  • Forensic science - unit contributor
  • Case studies in forensic science - unit leader

Invited Lectures

  • Pint of Science - international science festival. Lecture presented: 'Hair of the Dog'

Grants

  • Detection of Ethyl Glucuronide in fingernail samples: Application to abstinence monitoring. (Royal Society of Chemistry Research Grant, 07 Dec 2017). Awarded
  • Determination of NPS in surface water across South Wales (SYNLAB, 15 Nov 2017). Awarded
  • Influence of BMI on EtG and FAEE levels in head hair. (Bournemouth University, 22 Feb 2017). Awarded
  • TD-GC-TOF: A new approach for the analysis of drugs of abuse in hair (Business-led research collaboration investment, USW, 08 Jan 2016). Awarded
  • Evaluation of new extraction techniques to enhance laboratory performance (Strategic Insight Programme, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, 10 Apr 2013). Awarded
  • Alcohol markers in hair: New detection techniques and evidence interpretation (University of Glamorgan, 10 Jan 2010). Awarded
  • New developments in analytical toxicology for the investigation of drug facilitated assault (TrichoTech Ltd, 05 Sep 2004). Awarded

Internal Responsibilities

  • Accreditation lead, Chartered Society of Forensic Science
  • Programme Leader, BSc Forensic Investigation

Conference Presentations

  • Society of Hair Testing, Influence of alcohol containing and alcohol free cosmetics on FAEE concentrations in hair. A performance evaluation of ethyl palmitate as sole marker, versus the sum of four FAEEs, 12 Jun 2017, Cardiff

Consultancy Activities

  • Forensic science workshops, Consultancy. Welsh Government
  • Chemical analysis, Consultancy. Clariant
  • Oil company training programme consultant, Consultancy. Sirte Oil Company

Qualifications

  • PhD in Analytical Toxicology (University of Glamorgan, 2007)

Memberships

  • Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Fellow, Fellow,
  • Institute of Biomedical Science, Fellow,
  • LTG (London Toxicology Group), Member,
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow,
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem), Chartered Chemist, Fellow,
  • Society of Hair Testing, Member,
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