Sarah Tarrant-Wooding, forensic scientist at Forensic Access specialising in all aspects of forensic toxicology including for homicides and sexual offences

Sarah Tarrant-Wooding BSc, DipFMS, MRSC

Specialism: Forensic Toxicology

Sarah joined the toxicology department at Forensic Alliance, latterly LGC Forensics, in 2001 where she trained in all extraction techniques. She also ran the analytical instruments including GC-MS, HPLC and GC-FID.

In 2003 she started reporting toxicology casework, covering HM Coroners cases, Road Traffic Act cases (alcohol, drugs, and Alcohol Technical Defence) and major crime casework.

To date Sarah has reported several thousand cases, more latterly concentrating on major crime casework predominantly homicide and sexual offences. She has presented evidence in court many times including in several high profile cases.

Sarah has undertaken an active role in the establishment of the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists (UKIAFT) and is a founding committee member. She has also organised several meetings on behalf of UKIAFT.

In July 2013 Sarah left LGC Forensics and set up InSpired Toxicology, offering Forensic Toxicology consultancy services, training and casework support through which she now supports Forensic Access.