Finchley Catholic Grammar School 1963-70,School of Pharmacy University of London 1970-73,University of East Anglia 1974-78
Worked mainly in laboratories and pharmacy
Drug information pharmacist and consultant in toxicology and drug use.
Mari Mina Pharmacies and |Leddy Consultancy Ltd.
Favourite thing to do in science: Organic synthesis
About Me: Pharmacist and consultant in toxicology and drugs.
My Work: Everything to do with drugs.
I work as a drug information pharmacist for a small group of pharmacies based in Ireland.I also have a consultancy practice where I write reports on the use of drugs and toxicology for lawyers.This work is very interesting as I have written reports on suicides,driving under the influence,attempted murder and many others.I love getting stuck in to the evidence and producing a coherent report for the court.As an expert witness you must always remember that you are a servant of the court and justice at all times,regardless of who instructs you.
My Typical Day: Start at 8am and work until I'm finished by 9pm.
Get up at 7am usually,have breakfast etc. then sit down at my computer at 8am .Check the emails and answer any urgent queries.See what else is going on in the world.Review any case notes which I may be currently working on.Go to the pharmacy for a few hours to work at drug information .Spend the afternoon researching and reading for background reference material relevant to my reports for lawyers.Dinner at 6.30pm then round up the day’s work until about 8pm.
What I'd do with the money: Lismore Heritage Centre Science Outreach programme
Lismore Heritage Centre runs an extensive school’s science outreach programme which is delivered in schools all over Munster.It provides science education in many schools which have little or no science taught.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Very hard working.
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What is the most fun thing you've done?
Visited the Taj Mahal.
What did you want to be after you left school?
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What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
A book written in the 19th Century by Attfield.
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Long life,good health and money to spend.
Tell us a joke.
A Roman man walked into a bar, held up two fingers and said "5 beers please"