Teri Martin is Assistant Section Head, Toxicology at the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) in Toronto, Ontario. As a technical supervisor, she is responsible for coordinating the provision of laboratory services, method development and technically reviewing forensic toxicology cases. Teri’s career at the CFS began in September 1999 as a Forensic Toxicologist when she was responsible for the analysis and interpretation of results in both criminal and coroner’s investigations, working on homicides, sexual assaults, impaired driving and unexplained death investigations. She has provided expert witness testimony at all levels of criminal court in the province of Ontario, coroner’s inquests, and at hearings before the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. In addition, Teri has provided instruction to police services throughout Ontario in the theory and operation of the Intoxilyzer 5000C/8000C, drug-facilitated sexual assault investigation. She has further lectured to forensic scientists on the topic of providing expert witness testimony. In 2004, she took a temporary leave of absence from the CFS to accept a position as a Forensic Toxicologist in Wellington, New Zealand where she consulted on case management approaches and alternative procedures and methods of analysis in the field.
Ms. Martin is a current member and former Chair of the Alcohol Test Committee of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science and is a Coordinator of the Breath Program for the Province of Ontario. She has been a lecturer in the Forensic Science Program at the University of Toronto at Mississauga and has supervised the research projects of undergraduate students from the University of Toronto and graduate students from the University of Strathclyde. She has had a variety of research interests of her own: in addition to breath and blood alcohol, she has published articles and delivered conference presentations on fentanyl, carboxyhemoglobin and “Ecstasy”. Teri holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Queen’s University at Kingston and a M.Sc. from the University of Guelph.