1976 …2023

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Professor Drummer is a forensic pharmacologist and toxicologist with over 200 publications in forensic science, medicine and biochemical pharmacology.

Awarded Officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia honour, January 26, 2019.

His current research interest is in:
i) involvement of alcohol and other drugs in road and workplace accidents,
ii) illicit drugs and their behavioural effects with a focus on synthetic cannabinoids and stimulants,
iii) new and evolving analytical techniques for drug detection in biological specimens.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Forensic Pharmacology, Dr. honoris causa, honorary doctorate, Universiteit Antwerpen (University of Antwerp)

Award Date: 23 Mar 2016

Pharmacology, PhD, Structure Activity Relationships of some Noradrenaline Analogues on Beta-Adrenoceptors, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Aug 1981

Applied Chemistry, B.App.Sc., RMIT University

Award Date: 30 Apr 1974

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