Denise Anne McKeown

Since September 2012, Denise has worked as a Forensic Toxicologist at Forensic Medicine and Science (FMS), University of Glasgow. Prior to this she worked for just under 10 years at Analytical Services International, St George’s – University of London under the supervision of IATDMCT Past-President Professor David W Holt. In both positions she has pursued her interest in bioanalytics; she specialises in the development and validation of hyphenated chromatographic and mass-spectrometric methods for the qualitative and quantitative detection of drugs, their metabolites and endogenous compounds for application in the areas of forensic and clinical toxicology. In her current position Denise is also a reporting Forensic Toxicologist and Expert Witness responsible for interpretation and communication of toxicological finding to the Scottish Courts.

For 12 years, Denise has been an active member of IATDMCT with a successful committee history. During a decade on the Young Scientists Committee as Vice-Chair then Chair, YS membership increased from 8 to 296 members. Denise was also the founding chair of the very active Communications Committee, who are integral to association activities. Denise looks forward to devoting the same enthusiasm to her role as IATDMCT Treasurer.

  • Sep 2012-Present: Forensic Medicine and Science (FMS), University of Glasgow, UK
  • Forensic Toxicologist
  • Dec 2002-Sep 2012: Analytical Services International (ASI), St George’s, University of London, UK
    Senior Scientist in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
  • Sep 1996-June 2002: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    MSci in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry
  • Member of International Association of TDM & Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)
    Sep 2017-Present: Treasurer of IATDMCT
    Jan 2012-Dec 2017: Communications Committee (CC) Chair
    (activities coordinated by CC: E-News, Social Media, Blog, Website / Resources Area, Compass etc)
    Oct 2011-Oct 2015: Young Scientist Committee (YSC) Chair
    (coordinated all YS activities: Congress YS workshops/symposia, social events and awards, and all non-Congress educational activities)
    Sep 2007-Oct 2015: Compass Associate Editor
    Apr 2005-Oct 2011: Young Scientist Committee (YSC) Vice-Chair
  • Member of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)
  • Member of UK and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists (UKIAFT)
  • Member of London Toxicology Group (LTG)
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Invited speaker and presented at national and international meetings
  • Contributed to to several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters
  • Visiting Lecturer, Queen Mary, University of London (Oct-2010-Present)