Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2023 Drug stability in forensic toxicology 2023
2023 Metabolic profile determination of 2F-viminol – A novel synthetic opioid identified in forensic investigationsJournal of Forensic Sciences.  68:212-221. 2023
2021 Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation of Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities - 2021 UpdateJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  45:529-536. 2021
2020 Extended Stability Evaluation of Selected CathinonesFrontiers in Chemistry.  8. 2020
2020 A toxicological exploration of the opioid crisis 2020
2020 An insight into gabapentin and pregabalin in scottish prisonersJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  44:504-513. 2020
2019 Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method for the quantitative identification of 23 new psychoactive substances in blood and urineJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  43:346-352. 2019
2018 Recommendations for toxicological investigation of drug-impaired driving and motor vehicle fatalities-2017 updateJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  42:63-68. 2018
2017 Metabolic Profile Determination of NBOMe Compounds Using Human Liver Microsomes and Comparison with Findings in Authentic Human Blood and UrineJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  41:646-657. 2017
2017 Application of a urine and hair validated LC-MS-MS method to determine the effect of hair color on the incorporation of 25B-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe and 25I-NBOMe into hair in the ratJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  41:559-565. 2017
2017 Impact of expanding ELISA screening in DUID investigations to include carisoprodol/meprobamate and zolpidemJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  41:134-139. 2017
2016 Metabolism and toxicological analysis of synthetic cannabinoids in biological fluids and tissuesForensic Science Review.  28:104-167. 2016
2014 Simultaneous analysis of 22 antiepileptic drugs in postmortem blood, serum and plasma using LC-MS-MS with a focus on their role in forensic casesJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  38:485-494. 2014
2014 Merging Wildlife and Environmental Monitoring Approaches with Forensic Principles: Application of Unconventional and Non-Invasive Sampling in Eco- Pharmacovigilance 2014
2014 Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Adverse Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs.Forensic Science Review.  26:53-78. 2014
2014 Pharmacology, toxicology, and adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoid drugsForensic Science Review.  26:54-76. 2014
2013 Analysis of ethyl glucuronide in hair samples by liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS)Journal of Applied Toxicology.  33:638-643. 2013
2011 Qualitative detection of the NSAIDs diclofenac and ibuprofen in the hair of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) occupying UK waterways with GC-MSEuropean Journal of Wildlife Research.  57:1107-1114. 2011
2011 First detection of an NSAID, flunixin, in sheep's wool using GC-MSEnvironmental Pollution.  159:1446-1450. 2011
2009 50 years of Forensic Toxicology at the University of Glasgow, 26-27 March 2009 - Meeting proceedingsScience and Justice.  49:236. 2009
2009 The use of hair as a toxicological tool in DFC caseworkScience and Justice.  49:250-253. 2009
2008 Characterisation of natural and synthetic melanins 2008
2006 Detection of NSAIDs in livestock animals and scavenging birds of prey with emphasis on vultures and condors 2006
2005 Amphetamine binding to synthetic melanin and scatchard analysis of binding dataJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  29:339-344. 2005
2003 A study into the rate of incorporation of eight benzodiazepines into rat hairForensic Science International.  133:47-56. 2003
2001 Hair analysis for pharmaceutical drugs. II. Effective extraction and determination of sildenafil (Vigra®) and its N-desmethyl metabolite in rat and human hair by GC-MSBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin.  24:1384-1388. 2001
2001 The use of vitreous humor as an alternative to whole blood for the analysis of benzodiazepinesJournal of Forensic Sciences.  46:694-697. 2001
2000 Hair analysis: Self-reported use of 'speed' and 'ecstasy' compared with laboratory findingsJournal of Forensic Sciences.  45:400-406. 2000
2000 Hair testing for 'ecstasy' (MDMA) in volunteer Scottish drug usersAddiction Biology.  5:207-213. 2000
1999 Comparison of solid-phase extraction and supercritical fluid extraction for the analysis of morphine in whole bloodJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  23:216-218. 1999
1999 Vitreous humor as an alternative sample to blood for the supercritical fluid extraction of morphine and 6-monoacetylmorphine 1999
1997 Development of a supercritical fluid extraction method for the determination of temazepam in whole bloodJournal of Analytical Toxicology.  21:297-300. 1997


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2023 Target Analysis of NPS in Alternative Matrix Hair.  125-144. 2023
2013 Drug-Facilitated Crimes.  346-351. 2013
2006 Drug incorporated in to hair 2006

Research Overview

  • My research covers various aspects of forensic toxicology, with focus on hair analysis for drugs, drug stability in solvents and biological matrices and postmortem toxicology.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Toxicology, The University of Glasgow 1998
  • Full Name

  • Karen Scott