Ann Low
Title: Dr
First Name: Ann
Surname: Tough
Position: Academic Team Leader
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262841

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Roles and responsibilities

  • Academic Team Leader, module co-ordinator and lecturer in forensic analysis, pharmaceutical analysis, toxicology and trace evidence.

Key research interests

Dr Tough’s key research interests include:

  • Currently involved in the analysis of Diazepam and Ecstasy in batches of seized drugs from Police Scotland with a view to developing fast analytical techniques to quantify active ingredient and provide intelligence on possible common-source.
  • Counterfeit product analysis including, perfumes, hides, jewellery, honey and medicines (particularly lifestyle drugs such as cialis and viagra)

Current research

Dr Tough’s current research focuses on:

  • Sugar, dye, active ingredient and excipient analysis of illicit Diazepam tablets in collaboration with Abertay University
  • Counterfeit analysis of Lifestyle drugs

Academic Background

  • BSc Hons (First))  in Chemistry from The Open University 1995
  • PhD from The Robert Gordon University 1997

Professional Affiliations:

  • MRSC
  • C.CHEM
  • C.Sci