Sutcliffe Research Group
Sutcliffe Research Group

Welcome to the Research Group @ Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Campus (2017)

The Sutcliffe Research Group is part of the Department of Natural Sciences, within the Faculty of Science & Engineering, at Manchester Metropolitan University.


We are a team of scientists interested in the application of modern synthetic and analytical chemistries to current and emerging drug threats. The group, led by Dr Oliver Sutcliffe, has a diverse spectrum of backgrounds including chemistry, forensic science/chemistry, pharmacy and even veterinary medicine. Our principle areas of research are focused on illicit or abused drug analysis/detection and new psychoactive substances (NPS, formally known as "legal highs").  

The research group also operates MANDRAKE, a scientific resource based at Manchester Metropolitan University, working in partnership with key stakeholders to facilitate rapid, robust and cost-effective chemical analysis for harm-reduction/intelligence sharing within the Greater Manchester Region. Follow MANDRAKE (@MANDRAKE_LAB) on Twitter or Instagram (MANDRAKE_LAB) [LOGIN REQUIRED].

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please click on the hyperlinks/buttons (or use the side-bar navigation) to obtain further information about our research, current or past team members, group photos or if you are interested in applying to work/study or collaborate with us.  For research updates, follow the team (@sutcliffeob or @MANDRAKE_LAB) on Twitter.

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