Dr Mike Taylor CChem FRSC

Head of Chemistry

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 8864

Dr Mike Taylor


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Gas and Liquid Chromatography
  • Pesticide Residue Chemistry and Analysis
  • Anticoagulant Rodenticide residues in non-target vertebrate animals
  • Small Molecule Characterisation
  • Synthetic Polymer Characterisation
  • Pesticide Residues in Food
  • Chemical (Pesticide) Contamination of Fauna & Flora (Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme-Scotland, Wildlife Crime: Illegal Poisoning)

Representational Duties

  • Scottish Government Assessor for the UK Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF)


  • B.Sc. (Hons.) University of Sunderland
  • Ph.D. University of Wales - Swansea
  • Head of Pesticides - SASA
  • Head of Pesticides & Wildlife - SASA
  • Head of Chemistry - SASA
  • European Applications and Demonstration Laboratory Manager - Waters Corporation MS Technologies Centre
  • Analytical Services Manager - Enron Teesside Operations/Sembcorp Utilities (UK) Ltd.
  • Research Scientist - Measurement Science Group ICI Wilton
  • Research Officer - Characterisation, Analytical & Polymer Science Group ICI Wilton

One of the authors of the Pesticide Poisoning of Animals Report series - view list of Pesticide Poisoning of Animals Reports - as well as the following publications: