Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Jason Birkett

Dr Jason Birkett

Telephone: 0151 231 2041

Publications

Journal Articles

Davies MJ, Birkett JW, Kotwa M, Tomlinson L, Woldetinsae R. 2017. The impact of cigarette/e-cigarette vapour on simulated pulmonary surfactant monolayers under physiologically relevant conditions SURFACE AND INTERFACE ANALYSIS, 49 :654-665 >DOI >Link

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

Goudsmits E, Sharples GP, Birkett JW. 2015. Recent trends in organic gunshot residue analysis TRAC-TRENDS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 74 :46-57 >DOI >Link

Brown EL, 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 Journal of Anthropology, 2014 :1-7 >DOI

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Forensic Analysis 2004, Position: Member of the Organising Comittee

Editorial boards:

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

Publication: Environmental Technology, Position: Regional Editor ( UK and Europe)

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Central Lancashire, Award student examined for: MPhil

Name of University: University of Central Lancashire, Award student examined for: MPhil

Name of University: Manchester Metropolitan University, Award student examined for: MPhil

Name of University: Cranfield Uinversity, Award student examined for: PhD

Name of University: UCLAN, Award student examined for: 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:

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

Title of event: External examiner appointment, Location: Sheffield Hallam University, Description: External examiner for the Forensic Science UG and PG programme cluster (Sept 2012 - present)

Title of event: External Examiner Appointment, Location: Brunel University, Description: External Examiner at Brunel University for the MSc Programmes in Environmental Management/Sciences ( 4 year term)

Title of event: External Examiner Appointment, Location: Robert Gordon University, Description: External Examiner at Robert Gordon University for the MSc in Instrumental Analytical Sciences ( 4 year term).

Title of event: Internal Ph.D. examiner, Location: Nottingham Trent University, Description: Duncan Sharp – The development of smart-bandage technologies

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

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Fellow of the Higher Education Teaching Academy