Wed, Aug 28, 2013
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Ms. Nicola Beckett is originally from New Zealand, where she completed a BSc at Auckland University majoring in medicinal chemistry. She continued her postgraduate studies there in forensic science before moving to the Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia to complete a Master's degree in forensic science. She is currently in the final year of her PhD in forensic chemistry at Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, with a strong focus on isotopic analysis and its forensic application with illicit drugs and clandestine labs. She has presented her doctoral research at several local and international forensic meetings. Beckett will present her research into the isotopic profiling of designer drugs.