Dr Mark Parkin
Visiting Senior Lecturer
Mark heads up the Toxicology Laboratory at Eurofins Forensic Services and is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. He is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the UK’s largest forensic toxicology laboratory that covers around 95% of the forensic toxicology casework in England and Wales. He has oversight of a team of 35 forensic chemists undertaking the analysis of around 2,000 – 3,000 casework samples per month. He is the former chair of the London Toxicology Group and the London Biological Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group and has spent the past twenty years working in the field of evidential analysis using mass spectrometry as the principle analytical tool. His current interests are introducing full end-to-end automation to the forensic bioanalytical process and the use of artificial intelligence for the processing of forensic data.