Kirsty Reid

Senior Analyst

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 4038

Email Address


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Pesticide Residue Analysis
  • Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) Programme Manager


  • 2009 -present date – Senior Analyst at SASA; responsible for the overall management of the pesticide residues in food (PRiF) team.
  • 2007 - 2009 – Lead Analyst at SASA; working in Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) team.
  • 2000 – 2007 – Trainee Analyst then Analyst (2001) in SASA’s Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) team.
  • 1999 – BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with IT and Instrumentation, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Representational Duties

SASA representative at the Analytical Sub-group (ASG) to the Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) since 2007.

Melton LM, Taylor MJ, Flynn EE, Reid KB, Viezens KJ, Vyas DS, Wilson AT.  2018.  Utilisation of LC/MSMS (QTRAP) and polarity switching for the quantitative analysis of over 300 pesticides in crude QuEChERs extracts from various fruit and vegetable matrices. Chromatography Today. February/March:28-33.
Taylor MJ, Keenan GA, Reid KB, Fernández DU.  2008.  The Utility of Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionisation Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Multi-Residue Determination of Pesticides in Strawberry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 22(17):2731-2746.