Position

Professor of Forensic Science
Chemical & Physical Sciences

Biography

I have been involved in forensic science as a forensic chemist in one capacity or another since 1985. My first placement was at Forensic Science SA where I worked as a toxicologist, illicit drugs analyst, clandestine drug lab investigator and a trace evidence examiner. I then moved into management and became, over time, the supervisor of the chemistry group, the quality manager and finally the Assistant Director-Science, a position where I was responsible for management of quality, information systems and research.

In 2006 I took up a position with the National Institute of Forensic Science in Melbourne as the Manager of Business Programs. In that role my responsibilities were to initiate and manage forensic science research projects on a national basis.

In 2008 I commenced as Chief Scientist with the Forensic and Data Centres portfolio of the Australian Federal Police, a position where I was again responsible for research management and quality management.

Qualifications

BSc, BSc(Hons) and PhD, all from the University of Adelaide and all in the field of chemistry, in particular organic chemistry.

Honours, awards and grants

Publication awards

Thirteen publication recognitions by the National Institute of Forensic Science in their annual "Best Paper" awards. For the most recent awards have a look here:

http://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2016/11/30/forensic-scientists-win-triple-crown-of-national-awards

The International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and instrument company Agilent awarded Sathisha Kamanna a best student publication award for 2016. Follow these links to find out more::

https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2017/08/14/mass-spectrometrist-catches-international-eye/

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-mass-spectrometry/news/ijms-agilent-best-student-paper-awards-2016

Research grants in the last 5 years:

Defence Science and Technology Group - Counter Terrorism Technical Support Office grant "Collection and Exploitation of Informative Genetic Data from Trace Material" with Prof Adrian Linacre.

Premier's Research and Industry Fund grant "Transformation of Forensic Gunshot Residude Evidence" have a look here: http://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2016/08/18/flinders-forensic-fingerprints-a-gun-crime-game-cha/

ARC Linkage Grant "Universal Immunogenic Reagents for the Detection of Latent Fingermarks"

ARC Linkage Grant "Direct Sample Analysis with Nanostructured Silicon Chips"

ARC Linkage Grant "Estimating per capita use and release of chemicals by wastewater analysis"

ARC LIEF Grant "Advanced Nanomaterials Characterisation Facility"

Key responsibilities

At Flinders University I am the Course Coordinator for the BSc (Forensic and Analytical Science) degree and the Topic Coordinator for FACH1701 (Introduction to Forensic Science).and FACH3702 (Drug Action, Metabolism, Toxicology and Analysis).

In my life before academia, my key operational forensic science responsibilities included: examination of trace evidence (fire scene residues, textile fibres, paint, explosives residues and gunshot residues), illicit drugs and clandestine laboratories, and provision of expert evidence in courts.
As a senior manager in forensic science agancies my key responsibilities included: research and development management, information systems management, quality management, and policy and planning.

Teaching interests

My aim in teaching is to share my skills, knowledge and experience gained in over 25 years in forensic science as a case examiner and senior manager. My plan is to teach you everything that I know about forensic science.....but not everything that YOU will know!

My particular expertise include the following:

  • Trace evidence examination with particular reference to examination of ignitable liquids (i.e. arson investigation), textile fibres, paint, explosives and gunshot residues.
  • Technology of trace evidence analysis with particular reference to infrared microspectroscopy, Raman microspectroscopy, pyrolysis GC-MS, UV-Visible microspectroscopy, solid-phase microextraction and GC-MS.
  • Illicit drug synthesis and analysis of illict drugs.
  • Provision of expert evidence.
  • Materials science as applied to forensic science.

Topic Lecturer:

  • BIOL4731  Evidence Evaluation
  • CHEM2712  Separation Science
  • FACH1701  Introduction to Forensic Science
  • FACH2702  Chemical Criminalistics
  • FACH3702  Drug Action, Metabolism, Toxicology and Analysis

Research interests

In general terms, my overall aim in research is to develop new techniques, new knowledge and new technologies that can be directly applied in the improvement of forensic science practice.

In particular my current interests include the following:

  • Environmental impacts of clandestine drug laboratories
  • Measurement of community illicit drug consumption via wastewater analysis
  • By-products in the synthesis of illicit drugs and their criminal intelligence value
  • By-products in the synthesis of explosives and their criminal intelligence value
  • Applications of microanalytical techniques to the analysis of trace evidence (including time of flight secondary ionization mass spectrometry, desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, infrared microspectroscopy, UV-VIS-NIR spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, Raman and enhanced Raman techniques, stable isotope measurements)
  • Chemical characterization of organic and inorganic gunshot residues
  • Evidence assessment and presentation

Supervisory interests

  • Forensic and analytical chemistry
  • Forensic science

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : MICROBIAL IMPACTS ON TOXICOLOGY EVIDENCE (1) ; MASS SPECTROMETRY FOR PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS OF HUMAN BODY FLUIDS (1) ; GUNSHOT RESIDUE RESEARCH (2) ; LAB ON A CHIP ANALYSIS OF DRUGS IN BODY FLUIDS (1) ; DETECTING DRUGS IN HAIRS (1) ; INFARED SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF PAINT (1) ; Determination of propellant health (1) ;

Associate supervisor : WILDLIFE FORENSIC SCIENCE (1) ; DETECTION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS (1) ; NUCLEAR FORENSIC SCIENCE (1) ; FLUORESCENCE OF SEMEN (1) ; CHARACTERIZATION OF EXPLOSIVES (2) ; CHARACTERIZATION OF BRUISES (1) ; WASTEWATER ANALYSIS OF CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB RESIDUES (1) ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : CHARACTERIZATION OF EXPLOSIVES (1) ; Dantocol in polymer bonded explosives (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • James Waters
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" - March 2013
  • Sathisha Kamanna
    American Society of Mass Spectrometry,IJMS-Agilent Best Student Paper Awards 2016. Have a look at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-mass-spectrometry/news/ijms-agilent-best-student-paper-awards-2016 - June 2017
  • Agnieska Jaunsz
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2004
  • Hayley Brown
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2004 (first award)
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2004 (second award!)
  • John Coumbaros (UniSA)
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2010
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2002
  • Marie Morelato (UTS)
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2015
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2013
  • Nick Lucas
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2016
  • Sathisha Kamanna
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2016
  • Silvana Tridico (Murdoch)
    National Institute of Forensic Science "Best Paper" 2011

Publications

  • Kirkbride, K.P., Coxon, A. and Painter, B.L. (2017). Investigation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories. In Ian Freckelton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Sydney, New South Wales: Wiley.
  • Castle, J.W., Butzbach, D.M., Walker, G.S., Lenehan, C.E., Reith, F. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2017). Microbial impacts in postmortem toxicology. In David O. Carter, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow, Jessica L. Metcalf, ed. Forensic Microbiology. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley, pp. 212-244.
    [10.1002/9781119062585.ch9] [Web Link]
  • Tridico, S.R., Murray, D.C., Bunce, M. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2017). DNA profiling of bacteria from human hair: Potential and pitfalls, In David O. Carter, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow, Jessica L. Metcalf, ed. Forensic Microbiology. Sydney: Wiley, pp. 358-375.
    [Web Link]
  • Kirkbride, K.P. (2016). Paint and coatings examination. In Jay A. Siegel, ed. Forensic Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications. West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons, pp. 75-134.
    [Web Link]
  • Kirkbride, K.P., Coumbaros, J. and Kobus, H.J. (2016). Gunshot residues (GSR) In Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Online: Westlaw AU, pp. 87.10-87.900.
    [Web Link]
  • Kobus, H.J., Kirkbride, K.P. and Raymond, M.A. (2016). Identification: Fingerprints a Key Identification Parameter – Detection, Identification, and Interpretation. In Byard & Payne-James, ed. Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2nd ed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier, pp. 65-73.
    [10.1016/B978-0-12-800034-2.00208-1]
  • Woods, B., Lennard, C.J., Kirkbride, K.P. and Robertson, J. (2016). Reinstating Soil Examination as a Trace Evidence Sub-discipline. In Henk Kars, Lida van den Eijkel, ed. Soil in Criminal and Environmental Forensics. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 107-120.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-33115-7]
  • Kirkbride, P.P., Otieno-Alego, V. and Challinor, J.M. (2014). Paint examinations. In Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Online: Westlaw AU, pp. 90.10-90.480.
    [Web Link]
  • Kirkbride, P.P. (2013). Investigation of clandestine drug laboratories. In Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Online: Westlaw AU, pp. 72.01-72.1340.
    [Web Link]
  • Burgoyne, L.A., Catcheside, D.E., Kirkbride, K.P. and Pearman, C. (2012). Assessment of the utility of obtaining human profiles from drug seizures. Canberra: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Burgoyne, L.A., Catcheside, D.E. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2008). The bioprofiling of illicit drugs. Hobart, TAS: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.
    [Web Link]
  • Pal, R., Mallavarapu, M., Naidu, R. and Kirkbride, P. (2008). Illicit Drug Laboratories and the Environment. Hobart, TAS: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.
    [Web Link]
  • Perilli, E., Roberts, B.C., Harmer-Bassell, S.L., Kirkbride, P.P. and Reynolds, K.J. (2014). Nano-CT imaging of human trabecular bone using a laboratory system. In ANZORS Proccedings. Australian New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 20th Annual Meeting. Adelaide, SA, Australia. Sep 2014, pp. 124-124.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Bruno, R., Hall, W., Kirkbride, K., Lai, F., O'Brien, J., Prichard, J., et al. (2014). Commentary on Ort er al. (2014): What next to deliver on the promise of large scale sewage-based drug epidemiology? Addiction, 109(8) pp. 1353-1354.
    [10.1111/add.12651] [Scopus]
  • Boyson, T.K., Rittman, D.R., Spence, T.G., Kirkbride, K.P., Moore, D.S. and Harb, C.C. (2014). Rapid, wideband cavity ringdown spectroscopy for the detection of explosives. In Proceedings of CLEO: Applications and Technology 2014. The Optical Society. CLEO: Applications and Technology 2014. San Jose, US. Jun 2014.
    [10.1364/CLEO_AT.2014.AW1P.1] [Scopus]
  • Conroy, K., Kirkbride, K. and Harb, C. (2012). Quantification of Nitromethane with Complementary Super Clip Apodization and an Iterative Spectral Comparison Routine. In BF Andresen, GF Fulop & PR Norton, ed. Proceedings of SPIE. Washinton, USA: SPIE. SPIE: Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII. Baltimore, USA. Apr 2012, pp. 83530Q-1-83530Q-12.
    [10.1117/12.918976] [Scopus]
  • Kuffner, P., Conroy, K., Boyson, T., Milford, G., Mabrok, M., Kallapur, A., et al. (2011). Quantum cascade laser-based substance detection: approaching the quantum noise limit. In MA Druy & RA Crocombe, ed. Proceedings of SPIE: Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies IV. Bellingham, USA: SPIE. Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies IV. Orlando, USA. Apr 2011.
    [10.1117/12.886395] [Scopus]
  • Maitre, M., Kirkbride, K.P., Horder, M., Roux, C. and Beavis, A. (2017). Current perspectives in the interpretation of gunshot residues in forensic science: A review. Forensic Science International, 270 pp. 1-11.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.09.003] [Scopus]
  • Maitre, M., Kirkbride, K.P., Horder, M., Roux, C. and Beavis, A. (2017). Current perspectives in the interpretation of gunshot residues in forensic science: A review. Forensic Science International, 270 pp. 1-11.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.09.003]
  • Tucker, W.P.G., Lucas, N.J., Seyfang, K.E., Kirkbride, K.P. and Popelka-Filcoff, R.S. (2017). Gunshot Residue and Brakepads: Compositional and Morphological Considerations for Forensic Casework. Forensic Science International, 270 pp. 76-80.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.11.024] [Scopus]
  • Thai, P.K., Lai, F.Y., Edirisinghe, M., Hall, W., Bruno, R., O'Brien, J., et al. (2016). Monitoring temporal changes in use of two cathinones in a large urban catchment in Queensland, Australia. Science of The Total Environment, 545-546 pp. 250-255.
    [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.038] [Scopus]
  • Taudte, R.V., Roux, C., Blanes, L., Horder, M., Kirkbride, K.P. and Beavis, A. (2016). The development and comparison of collection techniques for inorganic and organic gunshot residues. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 408(10) pp. 2567-2576.
    [10.?1007/?s00216-016-9357-7] [Scopus]
  • van Dyken, E., Lai, F., Thai, P., Ort, C., Bruno, R., Hall, W., et al. (2016). Challenges and opportunities in using wastewater analysis to measure drug use in a small prison facility. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(2) pp. 138-147.
    [10.1111/dar.12156]
  • Woods, B., Lennard, C.J., Kirkbride, K.P. and Robertson, J. (2016). Soil examination for a forensic trace evidence laboratory–Part 3:A proposed protocol for the effective triage and management of soil examinations. Forensic Science International, 262 pp. 46-55.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.02.034] [Scopus]
  • Ditcham, T.G., Wotherspoon, A., Kirkbride, K.P., Lenehan, C.E. and Popelka-Filcoff, R.S. (2016). Thermal decomposition of Australian uranium ore concentrates: characterisation of speciation and morphological changes following thermogravimetric analysis. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 310(2) pp. 725-732.
    [10.1007/s10967-016-4871-9] [Scopus]
  • Guinan, T., Kobus, H.J., Lu, Y., Sweetman, M., McInnes, S.J., Kirkbride, K.P., et al. (2016). Nanostructured Silicon-Based Fingerprint Dusting Powders for Enhanced Visualization and Detection by Mass Spectrometry. ChemPlusChem, 81(3) pp. 258-261.
    [10.1002/cplu.201500546] [Scopus]
  • Kamanna, S., Henry, J., Voelcker, N.H., Linacre, A.M. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2016). Direct identification of forensic body fluids using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 397-398 pp. 18-26.
    [10.1016/j.ijms.2016.01.002] [Scopus]
  • Lai, F.Y., O'Brien, J., Bruno, R., Hall, W., Prichard, J., Kirkbride, K.P., et al. (2016). Spatial variations in the consumption of illicit stimulant drugs across Australia: A nationwide application of wastewater-based epidemiology. Science of The Total Environment, 568 pp. 810-818.
    [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.207] [Scopus]
  • Lai, F.Y., O'Brien, J., Thai, P., Hall, W., Chan, G., Bruno, R., et al. (2016). Cocaine, MDMA and methamphetamine residues in wastewater: Consumption trends (2009–2015) in South East Queensland, Australia. Science of The Total Environment, 568 pp. 803-809.
    [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.181]
  • Lucas, N.J., Cook, M., Wallace, J., Kirkbride, K.P. and Kobus, H.J. (2016). Quantifying gunshot residues in cases of suicide: Implications for evaluation of suicides and criminal shootings. Forensic Science International, 266 pp. 289-298.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.06.006]
  • Lucas, N.J., Cook, M., Wallace, J., Kirkbride, K.P. and Kobus, H.J. (2016). Quantifying gunshot residues in cases of suicide: Implications for evaluation of suicides and criminal shootings. Forensic Science International, 266 pp. 289-298.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.06.006] [Scopus]
  • Lucas, N.J., Brown, H., Cook, M., Redman, K.E., Condon, T., Wrobel, H., et al. (2016). A study into the distribution of gunshot residue particles in the random population. Forensic Science International, 262 pp. 150-155.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.02.050] [Scopus]
  • Lai, F.Y., Anuj, S., Bruno, R., Carter, S., Gartner, C., Hall, W., et al. (2015). Systematic and Day-to-Day Effects of Chemical-Derived Population Estimates on Wastewater-Based Drug Epidemiology. Environmental Science and Technology, 49(2) pp. 999-1008.
    [10.1021/es503474d] [Scopus]
  • Guinan, T., Kirkbride, K.P., Vella Vedova, C.B., Kershaw, S., Kobus, H.J. and Voelcker, N. (2015). Direct detection of illicit drugs from biological fluids by desorption/ionization mass spectrometry with nanoporous silicon microparticles. Analyst, 140(23) pp. 7926-7933.
    [10.1039/c5an01754h] [Scopus]
  • Ciavaglia, S.A., dridan, H., Kirkbride, K.P. and Linacre, A.M. (2015). Current Issues with the Investigation of Wildlife Crime in Australia: Problems and Opportunities for Improvement. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, 18(3) pp. 244-263.
    [10.1080/13880292.2015.1074008] [Scopus]
  • Baechler, S., Morelato, M., Ribaux, O., Beavis, A., Tahtouh, M., Kirkbride, K., et al. (2015). Forensic intelligence framework. Part II: Study of the main generic building blocks and challenges through the examples of illicit drugs and false identity documents monitoring. Forensic Science International, 250 pp. 44-52.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.02.021] [Scopus]
  • Pal, R., Megharaj, M., Kirkbride, K. and Naidu, R. (2015). Adsorption and desorption characteristics of methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, and pseudoephedrine in soils. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 22(12) pp. 8855-8865.
    [10.1007/s11356-014-2940-6]
  • Morelato, M., Beavis, A., Tahtouh, M., Ribaux, O., Kirkbride, K. and Roux, C. (2015). The use of methylamphetamine chemical profiling in an intelligence-led perspective and the observation of inhomogeneity within seizures. Forensic Science International, 246 pp. 55-64.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.041] [Scopus]
  • Leitch, O., Papanicolaou, A., Lennard, C., Kirkbride, K. and Anderson, A. (2015). Chemosensory genes identified in the antennal transcriptome of the blowfly Calliphora stygia. BMC Genomics, 16 pp. Article: 255.
    [10.1186/s12864-015-1466-8] [Scopus]
  • Seyfang, K.E., Redman, K.E., Popelka-Filcoff, R.S. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2015). Glass fragments from portable electronic devices: Implications for forensic examinations. Forensic Science International, 257 pp. 442-452.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.10.023] [Scopus]
  • Tridico, S., Murray, D., Addison, J., Kirkbride, K. and Bunce, M. (2014). Metagenomic analyses of bacteria on human hairs: a qualitative assessment for applications in forensic science. Investigative Genetics, 5(16)
    [10.1186/s13323-014-0016-5]
  • Tridico, S., Koch, S., Michaud, A., Thomson, G., Kirkbride, K. and Bunce, M. (2014). Interpreting biological degradative processes acting on mammalian hair in the living and the dead: which ones are taphonomic? Proceedings of The Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 281(1796)
    [10.1098/rspb.2014.1755] [Scopus]
  • Tridico, S., Houck, M., Kirkbride, K., Smith, M. and Yates, B. (2014). Morphological identification of animal hairs: Myths and misconceptions, possibilities and pitfalls. Forensic Science International, 238 pp. 101-107.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.02.023] [Scopus]
  • Morelato, M., Beavis, A., Tahtouh, M., Ribaux, O., Kirkbride, K. and Roux, C. (2014). The use of organic and inorganic impurities found in MDMA police seizures in a drug intelligence perspective. Science and Justice, 54(1) pp. 32-41.
    [10.1016/j.scijus.2013.08.006] [Scopus]
  • Morelato, M., Baechler, S., Ribaux, O., Beavis, A., Tahtouh, M., Kirkbride, K., et al. (2014). Forensic intelligence framework-Part I: Induction of a transversal model by comparing illicit drugs and false identity documents monitoring. Forensic Science International, 236 pp. 181-190.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.12.045] [Scopus]
  • Howes, L., Kirkbride, K., Kelty, S., Julian, R. and Kemp, N. (2014). The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of forensic comparison of glass. Forensic Science International, 236 pp. 54-66.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.12.031] [Scopus]
  • Howes, L., Julian, R., Kelty, S., Kemp, N. and Kirkbride, K. (2014). The Readability of Expert Reports for Non-Scientist Report-Users: Reports of DNA Analysis. Forensic Science International, 237 pp. 7-18.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.01.007] [Scopus]
  • Guinan, T., Kirkbride, P., Pigou, P., Ronci, M., Kobus, H. and Voelcker, N. (2014). Surface-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry techniques for application in forensics. MASS SPECTROMETRY REVIEWS, pp. 1-14.
    [10.1002/mas.21431]
  • Cho, K., Richardson, M., Kirkbride, K., McNevin, D., Nelson, M., Pianca, D., et al. (2014). Recovery and identification of bacterial DNA from illicit drugs. Forensic Science International, 235 pp. 78-85.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.12.006] [Scopus]
  • Boyson, T., Rittman, D., Spence, T., Calzada, M., Kallapur, A., Petersen, I., et al. (2014). Pulsed quantum cascade laser based hypertemporal real-time headspace measurements. Optics Express, 22(9) pp. 10519-10534.
    [10.1364/OE.22.010519] [Scopus]
  • Tridico, S., Rigby, P., Kirkbride, K., Haile, J. and Bunce, M. (2014). Megafaunal split ends: microscopical characterisation of hair structure and function in extinct woolly mammoth and woolly rhino. Quaternary Science Reviews, 83 pp. 68-75.
    [Scopus]
  • van Dyken, E., Thai, P., Lai, F., Ort, C., Prichard, J., Bruno, R., et al. (2014). Monitoring substance use in prisons: Assessing the potential value of wastewater analysis. Science and Justice, 54(5) pp. 338-345.
    [10.1016/j.scijus.2014.06.006] [Scopus]
  • Woods, B., Lennard, C., Kirkbride, K. and Robertson, J. (2014). Soil examination for a forensic trace evidence laboratory-Part 1: Spectroscopic techniques. Forensic Science International, 245 pp. 187-194.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.08.009] [Scopus] [Scopus]
  • Woods, B., Kirkbride, K., Lennard, C. and Robertson, J. (2014). Soil examination for a forensic trace evidence laboratory - Part 2: Elemental analysis. Forensic Science International, 245 pp. 195-201.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.018] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Morelato, M., Beavis, A., Kirkbride, K. and Roux, C. (2013). Forensic applications of desorption electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (DESI-MS) Forensic Science International, 226(1-3) pp. 10-21.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.01.011] [Scopus]
  • Leitch, O., Anderson, A., Kirkbride, K. and Lennard, C. (2013). Biological organisms as volatile compound detectors: A review. Forensic Science International, 232(1-3) pp. 92-103.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.07.004] [Scopus]
  • Lai, F., Thai, P., O'Brien, J., Gartner, C., Bruno, R., Kele, B., et al. (2013). Using quantitative wastewater analysis to measure daily usage of conventional and emerging illicit drugs at an annual music festival. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32(6) pp. 594-602.
    [10.1111/dar.12061] [Scopus]
  • Lai, F., Bruno, R., Hall, W., Gartner, C., Ort, C., Kirkbride, K., et al. (2013). Profiles of illicit drug use during annual key holiday and control periods in Australia: wastewater analysis in an urban, a semi-rural and a vacation area. Addiction, 108(3) pp. 556-565.
    [10.1111/add.12006] [Scopus]
  • Howes, L., Kirkbride, K.P., Kelty, S., Julian, R. and Kemp, N. (2013). Forensic scientists' conclusions: How readable are they for non-scientist report-users? Forensic Science International, 231(1-3) pp. 102-112.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.04.026] [Scopus]
  • Morelato, M., Beavis, A., Tahtouh, M., Ribaux, O., Kirkbride, K. and Roux, C. (2013). The use of forensic case data in intelligence-led policing: The example of drug profiling. Forensic Science International, 226(1-3) pp. 1-9.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.01.003] [Scopus]
  • Pal, R., Mallavarapu, M., Kirkbride, K.P. and Naidu, R. (2013). Illicit drugs and the environment - A review. Science of The Total Environment, 463-464 pp. 1079-1092.
    [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.05.086] [Scopus]
  • Stojanovska, N., Fu, S., Tahtouh, M., Kelly, T., Beavis, A. and Kirkbride, K. (2013). A review of impurity profiling and synthetic route of manufacture of methylamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine, amphetamine, dimethylamphetamine and p-methoxyamphetamine. Forensic Science International, 224(1-3) pp. 8-26.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.10.040] [Scopus]
  • Morelato, M., Beavis, A., Ogle, A., Doble, P., Kirkbride, K. and Roux, C. (2012). Screening of gunshot residues using desorption electrospray ionisation-mass spectrometry (DESI-MS) Forensic Science International, 217(1-3) pp. 101-106.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.10.030] [Scopus]
  • Harb, C., Boyson, T., Kallapur, A., Petersen, I., Calzada, M., Spence, T., et al. (2012). Pulsed quantum cascade laser-based CRDS substance detection: real-time detection of TNT. Optics Express, 20(14) pp. 15489-15502.
    [10.1364/OE.20.015489] [Scopus]
  • Hall, W., Pritchard, J., Kirkbride, K., Bruno, R., Thai, P., Gartner, C., et al. (2012). An analysis of ethical issues in using wastewater analysis to monitor illicit drug use. Addiction, 107(10) pp. 1767-1773.
    [10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03887.x] [Scopus]
  • Chen, T., Catcheside, D.E., Stephenson, A., Hefford, C., Kirkbride, K.P. and Burgoyne, L.A. (2012). A rapid wire based sampling method for DNA profiling. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 57(2) pp. 472-477.
    [10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.02006.x] [Scopus]
  • Chadwick, S., Maynard, P., Kirkbride, K., Lennard, C., McDonagh, A., Spindler, X., et al. (2012). Styryl dye coated metal oxide powders for the detection of latent fingermarks on non-porous surfaces. Forensic Science International, 219(1-3) pp. 208-214.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.01.006] [Scopus]
  • Pal, R., Megharaj, M., Kirkbride, K. and Naidu, R. (2012). Fate of 1-(1',4'-cyclohexadienyl)-2-methylaminopropane (CMP) in soil: Route-specific by-product in the clandestine manufacture of methamphetamine. Science of The Total Environment, 416 pp. 394-399.
    [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.11.023] [Scopus]
  • Waters, J.M., Eariss, G.A., Yeadon, P.J., Kirkbride, K.P., Burgoyne, L.A. and Catcheside, D.E. (2012). Arbitrary single primer amplification of trace DNA substrates yields sequence content profiles that are discriminatory and reproducible. Electrophoresis, 33(3) pp. 492-498.
    [10.1002/elps.201100359] [Scopus]
  • Pritchard, J., Lai, F., Kirkbride, K., Bruno, R., Ort, C., Carter, S., et al. (2012). Measuring drug use patterns in Queensland through wastewater analysis. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 442(June 2012) pp. 1-8.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Pal, R., Megharaj, M., Naidu, R., Klass, G., Cox, M. and Kirkbride, K. (2012). Degradation in soil of precursors and by-products associated with the illicit manufacture of methylamphetamine: Implications for clandestine drug laboratory investigation. Forensic Science International, 220(1-3) pp. 245-250.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.03.011] [Scopus]
  • Lai, F., Ort, C., Gartner, C., Carter, S., Pritchard, J., Kirkbride, K., et al. (2011). Refining the estimation of illicit drug consumptions from wastewater analysis: Co-analysis of prescription pharmaceuticals and uncertainty assessment. Water Research, 45(15) pp. 4437-4448.
    [10.1016/j.watres.2011.05.042] [Scopus]
  • Chadwick, S., Maynard, P., Kirkbride, K., Lennard, C., Spindler, X. and Roux, C. (2011). Use of Styryl 11 and STaR 11 for the Luminescence Enhancement of Cyanoacrylate-Developed Fingermarks in the Visible and Near-Infrared Regions. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56(6) pp. 1505-1513.
    [10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01846.x] [Scopus]
  • Pal, R., Megharaj, M., Kirkbride, K., Heinrich, T. and Naidu, R. (2011). Biotic and abiotic degradation of illicit drugs, their precursor, and by-products in soil. Chemosphere, 85(6) pp. 1002-1009.
    [10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.06.102] [Scopus]
  • Kirkbride, K. and Tridico, S. (2010). The application of laser scanning confocal microscopy to the examination of hairs and textile fibers: An initial investigation. Forensic Science International, 195(1-3) pp. 28-35.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.10.030] [Scopus]
  • Denman, J., Skinner, W., Kirkbride, K. and Kempson, I. (2010). Organic and inorganic discrimination of ballpoint pen inks by ToF-SIMS and multivariate statistics. Applied Surface Science, 256(7) pp. 2155-2163.
    [10.1016/j.apsusc.2009.09.066] [Scopus]
  • Lowe, R.D., Szili, E., Kirkbride, K.P., Thissen, H.W., Siuzdak, G. and Voelcker, N.H. (2010). Combined Immunocapture and Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry on Porous Silicon. Analytical Chemistry, 82(10) pp. 4201-4208.
    [10.1021/ac100455x] [Scopus]
  • Pritchard, J., Ort, C., Bruno, R., Gartner, C., Kirkbride, K., Hall, W., et al. (2010). Developing a method for site-specific wastewater analysis: implications for prisons and other agencies with an interest in illicit drug use. Journal of Law, Information & Science, 20(2) pp. 15-27.
    [Web Link]
  • Coumbaros, J., Kirkbride, K., Klass, G. and Skinner, W. (2009). Application of time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry to the in situ analysis of ballpoint pen inks on paper. Forensic Science International, 193(1-3) pp. 42-46.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.08.020] [Scopus]
  • Coumbaros, J., Denman, J.A., Kirkbride, K.P., Walker, G.S. and Skinner, B. (2008). An investigation into the spatial elemental distribution within a pane of glass by time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 53(2) pp. 312-320.
    [10.1111/j.1556-4029.2007.00644.x] [Scopus]
  • Denman, J., Kempson, I., Skinner, W. and Kirkbride, K. (2008). Discrimination of pencil markings on paper using elemental analysis: An initial investigation. Forensic Science International, 175(2-3) pp. 123-129.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.05.017] [Scopus]
  • Kempson, I., Skinner, W. and Kirkbride, K. (2007). The Occurrence and Incorporation of Copper and Zinc in Hair and their Potential Role as Bioindicators: A Review. JOURNAL OF TOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH-PART B-CRITICAL REVIEWS, 10(8) pp. 611-622.
    [10.1080/10937400701389917] [Scopus]
  • Kempson, I., Skinner, W. and Kirkbride, K. (2006). Advanced analysis of metal distributions in human hair. Environmental Science and Technology, 40(10) pp. 3423-3428.
    [10.1021/es052158v] [Scopus]
  • Ryland, S., Jergovic, T. and Kirkbride, K. (2006). Current Trends in Forensic Paint Examination. Forensic Science Review, 18(2) pp. 97-117.
    [Web Link]
  • Anastos, N., Barnett, N., Lewis, S., Pearson, J. and Kirkbride, K. (2005). Rapid determination of cabohydrates in heroin drug seisures using capillary electrophoresis with short-end injection. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50(5) pp. 1039-1043.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Anastos, N., Lewis, S., Barnett, N., Pearson, J. and Kirkbride, K. (2005). The Rapid Analysis of Heroin Drug Seizures using Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography with Short-End Injection. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 50(1) pp. 37-42.
    [Scopus]
  • Kempson, I., Kirkbride, K., Skinner, W. and Coumbaros, J. (2005). Applications of synchrotron radiation in forensic trace evidence analysis. Talanta, 67(2) pp. 286-303.
    [10.1016/j.talanta.2005.05.026] [Scopus]
  • Clements, P., Gream, G., Kirkbride, K. and Pyke, S. (2005). Cycloaddition Reactions of 7-Benzylidenecycloocta-1,3,5-triene with Ethenetetracarbonitrile and 4-Phenyl-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3,5(4H)-dione. HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA, 88(7) pp. 2003-2021.
    [10.1002/hlca.200590153] [Scopus]
  • Burger, F., Dawson, M., Roux, C., Maynard, P., Doble, P. and Kirkbride, K. (2005). Forensic analysis of condom and personal lubricants by capillary electrophoresis. Talanta, 67(2) pp. 368-376.
    [10.1016/j.talanta.2005.03.040] [Scopus]
  • Burgoyne, L.A., Catcheside, D.E., Kirkbride, K.P. and Pearman, C. (2012). Assessment of the utility of obtaining human profiles from drug seizures. Canberra: National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Kirkbride, K.P., Coxon, A. and Painter, B.L. (2017). Investigation of Clandestine Drug Laboratories. In Ian Freckelton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Sydney, New South Wales: Wiley.
  • Tridico, S.R., Murray, D.C., Bunce, M. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2017). DNA profiling of bacteria from human hair: Potential and pitfalls, In David O. Carter, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow, Jessica L. Metcalf, ed. Forensic Microbiology. Sydney: Wiley, pp. 358-375.
    [Web Link]
  • Castle, J.W., Butzbach, D.M., Walker, G.S., Lenehan, C.E., Reith, F. and Kirkbride, K.P. (2017). Microbial impacts in postmortem toxicology. In David O. Carter, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow, Jessica L. Metcalf, ed. Forensic Microbiology. West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley, pp. 212-244.
    [10.1002/9781119062585.ch9] [Web Link]
  • Kirkbride, K.P., Coumbaros, J. and Kobus, H.J. (2016). Gunshot residues (GSR) In Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Online: Westlaw AU, pp. 87.10-87.900.
    [Web Link]
  • Woods, B., Lennard, C.J., Kirkbride, K.P. and Robertson, J. (2016). Reinstating Soil Examination as a Trace Evidence Sub-discipline. In Henk Kars, Lida van den Eijkel, ed. Soil in Criminal and Environmental Forensics. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 107-120.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-33115-7]
  • Kirkbride, P.P., Otieno-Alego, V. and Challinor, J.M. (2014). Paint examinations. In Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Online: Westlaw AU, pp. 90.10-90.480.
    [Web Link]
  • Kirkbride, P.P. (2013). Investigation of clandestine drug laboratories. In Ian Freckleton and Hugh Selby, ed. Expert Evidence. Online: Westlaw AU, pp. 72.01-72.1340.
    [Web Link]
  • Maitre, M., Kirkbride, K.P., Horder, M., Roux, C. and Beavis, A. (2017). Current perspectives in the interpretation of gunshot residues in forensic science: A review. Forensic Science International, 270 pp. 1-11.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.09.003] [Scopus]
  • Maitre, M., Kirkbride, K.P., Horder, M., Roux, C. and Beavis, A. (2017). Current perspectives in the interpretation of gunshot residues in forensic science: A review. Forensic Science International, 270 pp. 1-11.
    [10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.09.003]

Professional and community engagement

Past Chairman of the Biometrics Institute Board of Directors. I served as a Director and Chairman of the Institute for 4 years and 3 years, respectively.

Assessor for the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) Forensic Science Accreditation program, International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ).and previously the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB)

Past member of the SA Government Controlled Substances Advisory Council

Author of the national forensic science innovation stategy "Advancing Science for Justice" while on secondment to the National Institute of Forensic Science.

Past member of the Illicit Drugs Specialist Advisory Group, the Chemical Criminalistics and Documents Specialist Advisory Group.and member of NATA Chemical Criminalistics and Documents Proficiency Review Committee.

Contributor to the National Security Science and Innovation Strategy.

Affiliated with Forensic Science and Wildlife Matters (FSWLM), an independent consultancy service mainly dealing with animal and human hair examination: http://forensicscienceandwildlifematters.com.au/:

Member of the Panel of Advisors for Forensic Foundations, a consultancy specializing in expert witness and evidence evaluation training: http://www.forensicfoundations.com.au/

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