Elizabeth Sharp

Senior Analyst

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 8874


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Pesticide Residue Analysis
  • Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (Scotland) – Team Manager
  • Quality Management


  • I joined  SASA in 1985 as a trainee analyst in the Chemistry Section.  I studied Chemistry (part-time) at Napier University, Edinburgh and became a Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1992.  I have many years of experience in the analysis of pesticide residues in animal tissues and foodstuffs and became a Senior Analyst in 1995. 
  • I am the WIIS (Scotland) Team Manager within the Pesticides Branch at SASA; responsible for the management and operation of the laboratory investigations into incidents of alleged pesticide poisoning of animals. 
  • I became the Quality Manager (QM) for the Branch in 2008 after several years as Deputy QM.

Representational Duties

SASA representative at the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime, Scotland (PAWS) Raptor Group since 2014.

Member of the Rodenticides Stewardship Regime Government Oversight Group since October 2016.


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: