Dr. Salah Eddine Breidi was born in Arsal, Lebanon on the 24th of July 1986. In August 2008 Salah moved to the United Kingdom. He is a resident of the United Kingdom since then. He is a Forensic Scientist and Expert in Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Breidi graduated from Kingston University in London as a Forensic Analyst. In 2014, He was granted his Ph.D. entitled "Development of Methods to Determine Analytes in a Variety of Matrices with Application to Forensic Science". In 2010, Dr. Breidi was awarded his Master’s degree in Forensic Analysis by Kingston University - London. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree titled: Medical Laboratory Sciences from University of Balamand in Lebanon.
He was awarded on October 2014 a certificate of completion from the Justice Rapid Response (JRR) in conjunction with the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS). The goal of this workshop was to increase the pool of forensic experts that can be rapidly available to the international community and regularly assists States, the United Nations system, as well as other international institutions such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) that have the jurisdiction to carry out investigations into such crimes. He was awarded the best research prize 2011 at Kingston University.
He is also active in several scientific societies:
• Member of Society of Hair Testing (SOHT) • Member of the International Association for Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) • Member of The British Toxicology Society • Associate member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) • Associate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Dr. Breidi acted as a forensic expert witness at the United Kingdom Magistrate courts. He was also a forensic analysis lecturer at Kingston university. Dr. Breidi have investigated and reported hundreds of toxicology cases mainly in drugs, alcohol and forensic toxicology investigations. Salah have written several papers, presented and published abstracts and oral presentations in the UK and internationally about his research in the field of Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Analysis and specifically on methods of drugs in human hair analysis by various forensic analytical chemical techniques. Salah have presented his research at national and international conferences and meeting around the world.
Drug and alcohol abuse; Forensic analysis; Toxicology; Forensic investigations; Chemistry.