Dr. James Watterson is a Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the Forensic Science Institute for Research and Professional Development. Dr. Watterson worked as a forensic toxicologist at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto before joining the faculty at Laurentian University. He is a consulting forensic toxicologist and a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (F-ABFT).
- B.Sc. (Chemistry, McGill)
- M.Sc. (Analytical Chemistry, Toronto)
- Ph.D. (Analytical Chemistry, Toronto)
Director, Forensic Science Institute for Research and Professional Development
Professor of Forensic Science, School of Natural Sciences
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Dr. Watterson’s research interests focus primarily on toxicological analysis of skeletal remains and development of analytical methods for drugs and metabolites in complex tissue samples. Other areas of active research include forensic alcohol toxicology, and the application of chemometric methods to forensic toxicological analysis.
- Fellow, American Board of Forensic Toxicology (F-ABFT)
- Faculty of Science & Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2013)
- Laurentian University Research Excellence Award (2014-15)
FORS 2107 - Introduction to Forensic Science
FORS 3017 - Seminars in Forensic Science
FORS 3106 - Chemical Principles in Forensic Science
FORS 4107 - Principles of Forensic Toxicology