Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

ESR Scientist Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

25 November 2019

Media Release

ESR Senior Forensic Scientist, Cameron Johnson has been named as one of the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships.

The Fellowship will allow Mr Johnson to travel to the United States to study performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs), and the latest techniques for detecting them.

The opportunity to consult with experts in the field will enable Mr Johnson to bring back new insights and understanding that will benefit our communities.

“The Fellowship opens up the possibilities of future collaboration, and the sharing of expertise and knowledge,” says Mr Johnson.

“As well as learning more about the latest techniques and procedures for detecting PIEDs, I’ll be able to gain a better understanding of how to use that information to address the social and recreational challenges the drugs create,” he says.

ESR has extensive expertise in the field of illicit drugs and leads a number of research initiatives including the development of a designer drug database.

The challenges associated with detecting and legislating PIEDs shares many similarities with other controlled substances that Mr Johnson deals with on a daily basis. Expanding on this knowledge will ensure ESR is up to date with current technologies and strengthens New Zealand as a recognised expert in this field.

“This Fellowship will be key to learning about drug trends experienced internationally and applying them to the New Zealand landscape, and I couldn’t be happier to be granted this opportunity,” says Mr Johnson.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fuels Rushing In: Govt "Ready To Act" On Petrol Market Report

The Government will now take the Commerce Commission’s recommendations to Cabinet...
• A more transparent wholesale pricing regime • Greater contractual freedoms and fairer terms • Introducing an enforceable industry code of conduct • Improve transparency of premium grade fuel pricing... More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank Capital Review Decision: Increased Bank Capital Requirements

Governor Adrian Orr said the decisions to increase capital requirements are about making the banking system safer for all New Zealanders, and will ensure bank owners have a meaningful stake in their businesses. More>>

ALSO:

Aerospace: Christchurch Plan To Be NZ's Testbed

Christchurch aims to be at the centre of New Zealand’s burgeoning aerospace sector by 2025, according to the city’s aerospace strategic plan. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Spill Sees Abatement Notice Served For Tamarind Taranaki

The notice was issued after a “sheen” on the sea surface was reported to regulators on Thursday 21 November, approximately 400 metres from the FPSO Umuroa. A survey commissioned by Tamarind has subsequently detected damage to the flowline connecting the Umuroa to the Tui 2H well. More>>

Taskforce Report: Changes Recommended For Winter Grazing

A Taskforce has made 11 recommendations to improve animal welfare in intensive winter grazing farm systems, the Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor confirmed today. More>>

ALSO: