Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Jason Birkett

Dr Jason Birkett

Telephone: 0151 231 2041

ORCID

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

Birkett J, Chana K, Blakey L, Sharples G. 2019. Fate and behaviour of gunshot residue in recreational shooter vehicles Journal of Forensic Sciences, DOI Author Url 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 Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url 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 Author Url Publisher Url 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 Author Url Publisher Url 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 Author Url 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 Author Url 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 Author Url Public Url

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

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 DOI Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

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 Author Url

Braga MCB, Birkett JW, Shaw G, Lester JN. 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 Author Url

Braga MCB, Birkett JW, Lester JN, Shaw G. 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 Author Url

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bryan ND, Jones MN, Birkett J, Livens FR. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Report

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

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

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

Engagement & Impact

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Ulster, PhD, Tunable nanomaterials for controlled drug release in smart devices.. 2019

Robert Gordon University, PhD, Sustainable treatment and disposal of oilfield waste (drill mud and cuttings) onshore. 2018

University of Lincoln, PhD, Determination of origin and classification of ANFO explosivres based on their fuel composition. 2018

University of Central Lancashire, MPhil. 2015

Brunel Univeristy, PhD, Bioavailabilty of Organic contaminants in rivers.. 2015

University of Central Lancashire, MPhil. 2014

Manchester Metropolitan University, MPhil. 2012

UCLAN, PhD. 2011

Cranfield Uinversity, PhD. 2011

Other invited event:

Analytical Science Network, Royal Society of Chemistry, Knutsford, UK, Invited Speaker : Gunshot residue – the analysis of ‘everything’?. 2018

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

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

Internal Ph.D. examiner, Nottingham Trent University, Duncan Sharp – The development of smart-bandage technologies. 2009

External Examiner Appointment, Brunel University, External Examiner at Brunel University for the MSc Programmes in Environmental Management/Sciences ( 4 year term). 2009

External Examiner Appointment, Robert Gordon University, External Examiner at Robert Gordon University for the MSc in Instrumental Analytical Sciences ( 4 year term).. 2008

Internal Ph.D. examiner, Nottingham Trent University, •Lucy Ratcliffe – Proteomic strategies for protein and biomarker identification by matrix- assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. 2006

Editorial boards:

GSL Journal of Forensic Research, Member of Editorial Board, http://gslpublishers.org/journals/editorial-board.php?title=gsl-journal-of-forensic-research. 2017

Analyst and Analytical Methods - Security and Forensics joint edition, Guest Editor, http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2013/AY/C3AY90068A#!divAbstract. 2012

Environmental Technology, Regional Editor ( UK and Europe). 2005

Membership of professional bodies:

Awarded Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), The Royal Society of Chemistry. 2016

Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CCHEM MRSC), The Royal Society of Chemistry. 1995

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy. 2009

Conference organisation:

Forensic Analysis 2004, Member of the Organising Comittee. 2004