Caroline Pollard

PhD Candidate


Caroline is currently completing her PhD in Analytical Sciences at King’s Forensics, King’s College London. Her thesis aim is to utilise latent fingerprints for the detection of illicit drugs with an emphasis on MDMA. Specifically, she has developed a point-of-care test to test this novel matrix. Caroline holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, also from King’s College London, focusing on pharmacology and neuroscience. As part of her degree, she undertook a year in industry at the Drug Control Centre which sparked her interest in analytical science and detecting illicit drugs in biological matrices. Previously she has worked at the Biological Mass Spectrometry Centre at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health as a Research Assistant. Future research aims include understanding different applications of the point-of-care test developed as part of her PhD.