Larnder, Ashley

Project title: Evaluating Drug Checking Technologies

Department: Chemistry

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Dennis Hore

"This project is critically examining drug checking as a harm reduction method within overdose prevention sites in Victoria. The goal is to evaluate drug checking technologies by running samples across multiple analytical instruments where the results can be cross-examined. This comparison can allow a better understanding of the range and accuracy of results for each instrument relative to illicit drug-related compounds. The collected data will also allow the further development of current analytical tools and visualization of trends in the current drug supply."