1976 …2021

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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.

Education/Academic qualification

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

Award Date: 23 Mar 2016

Pharmacology, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Aug 1981

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

Award Date: 30 Apr 1974


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