Toxicology laboratory instrumentation

Combining service work with translational research

The Toxicology Unit at Imperial College, based at the Charing Cross Hospital campus, has provided an analytical service to HM Coroners in England and Wales for over 30 years.

Dr Susan Paterson, Head of Unit, has an international reputation in the field of forensic toxicology. The unit is carrying out internationally recognised research in the field of forensic toxicology and offers the distinct service of hair analysis to HM Coroners, in addition to routine sample analysis.

Dr Rosa Cordero is a leading expert in the field of hair analysis and interpretation of the results. The analysts in the laboratory are all suitably qualified graduates and highly trained.