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Professor Robin Braithwaite

Professor Robin Braithwaite

Prof Robin BraithwaiteChair in Toxicology
Department of Forensic Science
King's College London
Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH
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Professor Robin Braithwaite is a Consultant Toxicologist and was Director of the Regional Laboratory for Toxicology and Associated Supraregional Assay Service for Trace Elements at City Hospital, Birmingham until 2007, when he retired following a long career in the NHS.

He is currently visiting Professor of Toxicology at the Department of Forensic Science and Drug Control Centre, Kings College London, and a research active member of the Analytical Sciences Group.

Professor Braithwaite has 40 Years experience in the field of Analytical, Clinical and Forensic Toxicology and has held previous appointments at the Medical Toxicology Unit Guy’s Hospital London; Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Huddinge Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and the Department of Clinical Research, Synthelabo, Paris, France. He was awarded the 1978 Lilly Prize for Research by the British Pharmacological Society and in 2001 he was awarded the Irving Sunshine Prize for Clinical Toxicology in Washington, DC.

He is the author of more than 170 publications in the field of clinical pharmacology and toxicology and has particular research interests in childhood poisoning, drug abuse and the investigation of drug related deaths.

Prof Braithwaite has also made frequent appearance in the Coroners Court and criminal courts as an expert witness in poisoning cases, including that of R-vs- Beverley Allitt and R-vs –Harold Shipman.


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