Sutcliffe Research Team (2018)
The Sutcliffe Research Group is 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.
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