Dr Lewis Couchman

Dr Lewis Couchman joined ASI as Facility Director in 2017, and leads a team of scientists with a passion for developing novel analytical techniques, in particular those involving chromatography, mass spectrometry, and automated and high throughput sample preparation. Prior to joining ASI, Lewis worked at the Medical Toxicology Unit at Guy’s Hospital in London, completing his formal clinical scientist training in analytical toxicology in 2009, during which he obtained an MSc in Analytical Toxicology from Queen Mary University of London. He went on to work as a clinical scientist in the Departments of Toxicology and Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital, London, becoming Research and Development Lead Scientist in 2015, and completing his PhD the following year.

A regular presenter at national and international scientific meetings, Lewis is on the Young Scientist Committee of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology. He is also a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Separation Science Group, a member of the International Association of Forensic Toxicology and the Association of Clinical Biochemistry, and a committee member of the London Toxicology Group. Lewis lectures regularly for undergraduate courses at the universities of Kingston and Loughborough, and is widely published.