David Cowan

David Cowan


    • SE1 9NH

      United Kingdom

    • 3256

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    Research interests

    Evidential drug analysis with particular emphasis on forensic toxicology and drugs misused in human sport; current interests include mass spectrometric analysis of intact conjugates and protein hormones and techniques to distinguish the administration of pseudo-endogenous substances (especially GHB and androgens).

    Research interests (short)

    Evidential drug analysis, especially drugs misused in human sport.

    Biographical details

    Professor David Cowan has been working at King's for over 30 years and is established as a world expert on drug detection and anti-doping. He is currently leading the Anti-Doping laboratory for the London 2012 Olympics.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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