Professor Bob Flanagan
Professor Bob Flanagan is a Consultant Clinical Scientist and Director at the Toxicology Unit, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. A biochemist by training, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the Royal College of Pathologists, and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Mental Health Pharmacists. He has published over 200 scientific papers and four books. Some of his particular interests have been analytical methods especially GC and HPLC, treatment of mental illness especially regarding the use of antipsychotics, notably clozapine, treatment of cancer, especially in respect of the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as imatinib, and the diagnosis of substance abuse, especially misuse of volatiles such as butane. He regularly advises medical professionals, police, coroners, and prosecution and defence lawyers on toxicological issues. He has also acted as a consultant to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime, most recently as regards advising on methodology for the detection of drug-facilitated crime, and to the World Health Organization, notably in Serbia/Kosovo in 2007, but also in the Middle East and in India. He has been a member of the Council of BAFS since 2007.