Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Jason Birkett

Dr Jason Birkett

Telephone: 0151 231 2041

Biography

Degrees

1996, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD, Analytical Chemistry
1991, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom, BSc (hons) 1st class, Applied and Analytical Chemistry

Academic appointments

Senior lecturer Analytical/Forensic Chemistry, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2010 - present

Postgraduate training

Post Doctoral Research Fellow, United Kingdom, Imperial College London, London, 1998 - 2002

Publications

Journal article

Goudsmits E, Blakey LS, Chana K, Sharples GP, Birkett JW. 2019. The analysis of organic and inorganic gunshot residue from a single sample Forensic Science International, >DOI >Public Url

Christofidis G, Morrissey J, Birkett J. 2019. A preliminary study on vacuum metal deposition as a standalone method for enhancement of fingermarks on ballistic brass materials Journal of Forensic Sciences, >DOI >Public Url

Davies MJ, Birkett JW, Bolton H, Moore A. 2019. The influence of cannabis smoke and cannabis vapour on simulated lung surfactant function under physiologically relevant conditions SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, 51 :558-565 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Christofidis G, Morrissey J, Birkett JW. 2018. Detection of fingermarks - applicability to metallic surfaces: A literature review Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63 :1616-1627 >DOI >Public Url

Davies M, Birkett JW, Court O, Mottram A, Zoroaster F. 2018. The Impact of Cannabis Smoke on the Performance of Pulmonary Surfactant under Physiologically Relevant Conditions Surface and Interface Analysis, 50 :188-197 >DOI >Public Url

Blakey LS, Sharples GP, Chana K, Birkett JW. 2018. Fate and Behavior of Gunshot Residue-A Review JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 63 :9-19 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Goudsmits E, Sharples GP, Birkett JW. 2017. Organic compositional analysis of propellant powders using monolithic material sorption extraction ( MSSE) - a feasibility study Journal of Forensic Science and Research, 1 :68-76 >Public Url

Morrissey J, Larrosa J, Birkett J. 2017. A preliminary evaluation of the use of gun bluing to enhance friction ridge detail on cartridge casings Journal of Forensic Identification, 67 >Public Url

Davies M, Birkett JW, Kotwa M, Tomlinson L, Woldtinsae R. 2017. The impact of cigarette/e-cigarette vapour on simulated pulmonary surfactant monolayers under physiologically relevant conditions Surface and Interface Analysis, >DOI >Public Url

Goudsmits E, Sharples GP, Birkett JW. 2016. Preliminary classification of characteristic organic gunshot residue compounds SCIENCE & JUSTICE, 56 :421-425 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Brown E, Dixon RA, Birkett JW. 2014. The discolouration of human teeth from archaeological contexts: Elemental analysis of a black tooth from a Roman cranium recovered from the River Witham, Lincoln, UK. Antrocom : Online Journal of Anthropology, 2014 >DOI >Public Url

Elie MP, Baron MG, Birkett JW. 2012. Injection port silylation of γ-hydroxybutyrate and trans-hydroxycrotonic acid: conditions optimisation and characterisation of the di-tert-butyldimethylsilyl derivatives by GC-MS. Analyst, 137 :255-262 >DOI >Link

Dalby O, Birkett JW. 2010. The evaluation of solid phase micro-extraction fibre types for the analysis of organic components in unburned propellant powders. J Chromatogr A, 1217 :7183-7188 >DOI >Link

Dalby O, Butler D, Birkett JW. 2010. Analysis of gunshot residue and associated materials--a review. J Forensic Sci, 55 :924-943 >DOI >Link

Braga MCB, Birkett JW, Lester JN, Shaw G. 2010. Modelling the long-term fate of mercury in a lowland tidal river. I. Description of two finite segment models. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol, 58 :373-382 >DOI >Link

Braga MCB, Birkett JW, Shaw G, Lester JN. 2010. Modelling the long-term fate of mercury in a lowland tidal river. II. Calibration and comparison of two models with field data. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol, 58 :383-393 >DOI >Link

Elie MP, Baron MG, Birkett JW. 2008. Enhancement of microcrystalline identification of gamma-hydroxybutyrate. J Forensic Sci, 53 :147-150 >DOI >Link

Muchuweti A, Birkett JW, Chinyanga E, Zvauya R, Scrimshaw MD, Lester JN. 2006. Heavy metal content of vegetables irrigated with mixtures of wastewater and sewage sludge in Zimbabwe: Implications for human health AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, 112 :41-48 >DOI >Link

Pert AD, Baron MG, Birkett JW. 2006. Review of analytical techniques for arson residues. J Forensic Sci, 51 :1033-1049 >DOI >Link

Gomes RL, Birkett JW, Scrimshaw MD, Lester JN. 2005. Simultaneous determination of natural and synthetic steroid estrogens and their conjugates in aqueous matrices by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 85 :1-14 >DOI >Link

Birkett JW, Lester JN. 2005. Distribution of mercury and methylmercury in the sediments of a lowland river system PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, 461 :1335-1355 >DOI >Link

Langford KH, Scrimshaw MD, Birkett JW, Lester JN. 2005. The partitioning of alkylphenolic surfactants and polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in activated sludge batch tests. Chemosphere, 61 :1221-1230 >DOI >Link

Langford KH, Scrimshaw MD, Birkett JW, Lester JN. 2005. Degradation of nonylphenolic surfactants in activated sludge batch tests. Water Res, 39 :870-876 >DOI >Link

Gomes RL, Deacon HE, Lai KM, Birkett JW, Scrimshaw MD, Lester JN. 2004. An assessment of the bioaccumulation of estrone in Daphnia magna. Environ Toxicol Chem, 23 :105-108 >Link

Birkett JW, Noreng JMK, Lester JN. 2002. Spatial distribution of mercury in the sediments and riparian environment of the River Yare, Norfolk, UK. Environ Pollut, 116 :65-74 >Link

Bryan ND, Jones MN, Birkett J, Livens FR. 2001. Aggregation of humic substances by metal ions measured by ultracentrifugation Anal. Chim. Acta, 437 :291-308

Bryan ND, Jones MN, Birkett J, Livens FR. 2001. Application of a new method of analysis of ultracentrifugation data to the aggregation of a humic acid by copper(II) ions Anal. Chim. Acta, 437 :281-289

Emmerson RHC, Scrimshaw MD, Birkett JW, Lester J. 2001. Solid phase partitioning of metals in Managed Realignment soils: laboratory studies in timed soil sea-water batch mixtures APPLIED GEOCHEMISTRY, 16 :1621-1630 >DOI >Link

Emmerson RH, Birkett JW, Scrimshaw M, Lester JN. 2000. Solid phase partitioning of metals in managed retreat soils: field changes over the first year of tidal inundation. Sci Total Environ, 254 :75-92 >Link

Downs SG, Macleod CL, Jarvis K, Birkett JW, Lester JN. 1999. Comparison of mercury bioaccumulation in eel (Anguilla anguilla) and roach (Rutilus rutilus) from river systems in East Anglia, UK - II. Sources of mercury to fish and the role of atmospheric deposition ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 20 :1201-1212 >DOI >Link

Downs SG, Macleod CL, Jarvis K, Birkett JW, Lester JN. 1999. Comparison of mercury bioaccumulation in eel (Anguilla anguilla) and roach (Rutilus rutilus) from river systems in East Anglia, UK - I. Concentrations in fish tissue ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 20 :1189-1200 >DOI >Link

Birkett JW, Jones MN, Bryan ND, Livens FR. 1998. The effects of solution conditions on partial specific volumes of humic substances ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 362 :299-308 >DOI >Link

Birkett JW, Jones MN, Bryan ND, Livens FR. 1997. Computer modelling of partial specific volumes of humic substances EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL SCIENCE, 48 :131-137 >DOI >Link

JONES MN, BIRKETT JW, WILKINSON AE, HESKETH N, LIVENS FR, BRYAN ND, LEAD JR, HAMILTONTAYLOR J, TIPPING E. 1995. EXPERIMENTAL-DETERMINATION OF PARTIAL SPECIFIC VOLUMES OF HUMIC SUBSTANCES IN AQUEOUS-SOLUTIONS ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA, 314 :149-159 >DOI >Link

Birkett J, Chana K, Blakey L, Sharples G. Fate and behaviour of gunshot residue in recreational shooter vehicles Journal of Forensic Sciences,

Blakey LS, Sharples GP, Chana K, Birkett JW. The fate and behaviour of gunshot residue: recreational shooter distribution Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, >DOI >Public Url

Olajide MA, Coffey M, Birkett JW. Degradation of some illicit compounds in sewage sludge batch tests Exilir Applied Chemistry, 68B :22739-22751 >Public Url

Olajide MA, Coffey M, Birkett JW. Fate of drugs and their metabolites in the environment Elixir Applied Chemistry, 2014, 69 :22974-22999 >Public Url

Mustapha OA, Coffey M, Birkett JW. Mass balance calculations of illicit drugs in Stoke Bardolph Sewage treatment works, United Kingdom Al-Hikmah Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences 2015, 1 :27-39 >Public Url

Goudsmits E, Sharples GP, Birkett JW. Recent trends in organic gunshot residue analysis – a review. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, >Public Url

Chapters

Polrot A, Kirby JR, Birkett J, Jenkinson I, Sharples G. 2018. Steps towards the sustainable management of sediment in ports and harbours Heidkamp CP, Morrissey J. Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability :262-275 Routledge 9780815358633

Other

Davies MJ, Birkett JW, ren J. 2017. Development of the Lung Biosimulator for Orally Inhaled Product (OIP) Dissolution: MRC Bid: MR/R015619/1 MRC Biomedical Catalyst,

Birkett JW, Sharples GP. Chemical profiling of gunshot residue materials from a single forensic sample: Leverhulme Trust Bid (ORPG-7080) Leverhulme Trust,

Editorial/letter to the editor

Birkett JW, Banks C. 2013. Showcasing analytical science in the forensic fight against crime Analytical Methods, 5 :5375-5375

Report

Birkett JW, Ham J, Franklin A. 2006. Assessment of Lead at the Nottinghamshire Police Firearms Unit indoor firing range.

Birkett JW, Emmerson RHC, Lester JN. 2000. Pollution of Managed Realignment, Sediment Geochemistry at Orplands and Tollesbury, Essex, UK

Birkett JW, Lester JN. Mercury in the River Yare, Norfolk and its Riparian Environment.

Book

Birkett JW, Lester JN. 2003. Endocrine disrupters in wastewater and sludge treatment processes Birkett JW, Lester JN.

Lester JN, Birkett JW. Microbiology and chemistry for environmental scientists and engineers E and FN SPON

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Forensic Analysis 2004, Member of the Organising Comittee

Editorial boards:

GSL Journal of Forensic Research, Member of Editorial Board, http://gslpublishers.org/journals/editorial-board.php?title=gsl-journal-of-forensic-research

Analyst and Analytical Methods - Security and Forensics joint edition, Guest Editor, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2013/AY/C3AY90068A#!divAbstract

Environmental Technology, Regional Editor ( UK and Europe)

External PGR examinations performed:

Robert Gordon University, PhD, Sustainable treatment and disposal of oilfield waste (drill mud and cuttings) onshore

University of Ulster, PhD, Tunable nanomaterials for controlled drug release in smart devices.

University of Lincoln, PhD, Determination of origin and classification of ANFO explosivres based on their fuel composition

Brunel Univeristy, PhD, Bioavailabilty of Organic contaminants in rivers.

University of Central Lancashire, MPhil

University of Central Lancashire, MPhil

Manchester Metropolitan University, MPhil

Cranfield Uinversity, PhD

UCLAN, PhD

Membership of professional bodies:

Awarded Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), The Royal Society of Chemistry

Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CCHEM MRSC), The Royal Society of Chemistry

Other invited event:

Analytical Science Network, Royal Society of Chemistry, Knutsford, UK, Invited Speaker : Gunshot residue – the analysis of ‘everything’?

External examiner appointment, University of Lincoln, Chief External examiner for theErasmus Mundus Masters in Forensic Science (Nov 2012 - present)

External examiner appointment, Sheffield Hallam University, External examiner for the Forensic Science UG and PG programme cluster (Sept 2012 - present)

External Examiner Appointment, Brunel University, External Examiner at Brunel University for the MSc Programmes in Environmental Management/Sciences ( 4 year term)

External Examiner Appointment, Robert Gordon University, External Examiner at Robert Gordon University for the MSc in Instrumental Analytical Sciences ( 4 year term).

Internal Ph.D. examiner, Nottingham Trent University, Duncan Sharp – The development of smart-bandage technologies

Internal Ph.D. examiner, Nottingham Trent University, •Lucy Ratcliffe – Proteomic strategies for protein and biomarker identification by matrix- assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy