Introducing Eleanor Miller
Element is pleased to welcome Eleanor Miller on board, as our Forensics Specialist and Accounts Manager for Scotland.
Prior to joining Element, Eleanor worked as a Specialist Forensic Toxicologist and Manager of the Hair Testing Lab at ROAR Forensics. She was responsible for designing and arranging the provision of operations for the UKAS accredited hair testing lab at ROAR Forensics as a new extension to existing toxicology provision. Eleanor developed and validated a number of UPLC-MS-MS and GC-MS-MS methods for the quantification of drugs of abuse, prescription drugs and alcohol markers in hair.
Eleanor completed a MSci (Hons) in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry at Strathclyde University (2004) and PhD. In Forensic Toxicology from the University of Glasgow (2007). Her PhD research was based on the development and validation of ELISA and LC-MS-MS methods for screening and quantification of drugs of abuse in biological samples, with a particular focus on hair testing. The methods were applied in the analysis of predominantly post-mortem samples.
Eleanor undertook a post-doctoral study at the University of Utah where she acted as Clinical Study Coordinator for a NIH funded grant entitled ‘Hair Analyses for Nicotine: Quantifying Low Level Smoking’ in collaboration with the Psychology Department at the University of Buffalo. She developed and validated LC-MS-MS methods for the detection of nicotine and eight metabolites in plasma, urine, hair and oral fluid collected from clinical study participants. Eleanor has also mentored PhD students within the Centre for Human Toxicology.
During Eleanor’s career, she has collaborated with various academic and commercial organisations and published a number of papers in Journal of Analytical Toxicology, Forensic Science International, Analytical Chemistry, Psychological Assessment and Journal of Chromatography B.