Dr. David Thompson

David was appointed as a lecturer at Keele University in August 2012. Prior to this he had completed a PhD in analytical chemistry in a collaborative project between Keele University and AstraZeneca. This focused on developing novel analytical methods, using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), for the early stage detection of cancer biomarkers. His first degree was in chemistry and forensic science which was obtained in 2007 from Keele University.

David’s research interests focus on the forensic applications of global metabolic profiling techniques, particularly applications associated with the putrefaction of organic material. His main area of research now is the use of metabonomic profiling methods for the detection of complex food fraud.