Professor Olaf H. Drummer, FFSC, FRCPA, CChem, PhD (Med), BAppSc(Chem) is a forensic pharmacologist and toxicologist. He is Deputy Director (Academic Programs) at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and Professor and Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. Professor Drummer completed his PhD from Melbourne University in 1980, and has been involved in the analysis of drugs and poisons, and the interpretation of their biological effects, for almost 40 years. View less.
He has published extensively in the fields of forensic pharmacology and toxicology, including in over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers in journals and in textbooks. He is a past President of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists and is the inaugural President of the Forensic and Clinical Toxicology Association of Australia and New Zealand. He is also a member of a number of national and international associations.
His current research interest is in:
- involvement of alcohol and other drugs in road and workplace accidents,
- illicit drugs and their behavioural effects with a focus on synthetic cannabinoids and stimulants,
- new and evolving analytical techniques for drug detection in biological specimens.