Dr Oliver Sutcliffe

Senior Lecturer in Psychopharmaceutical Chemistry

Research Area

Pharmaceutical chemistry


Dr Oliver Sutcliffe has nineteen years research experience in pharmaceutical chemistry in both an academic and industrial environment.  He is the author of 15 international patents; 53 peer-reviewed publications and has presented at both national and international conferences in the fields of medicinal, pharmaceutical and forensic/analytical chemistries.  Dr Sutcliffe’s research interests lie principally in the synthesis, detection and quantification of new/emerging psychoactive substances used regularly on recreational drug market.  His recent work, with both national and international law enforcement, has focused on the synthesis and development of new technologies for the detection of drugs including synthetic cannabinoids (or Spice).


Web: http://www.sutcliffe-research.org