Testing to support NSW health and justice systems.
Operations Director, Forensic & Environmental ToxicologyDarug.
As Operations Director, Forensic & Environmental Toxicology, Dr Vazquez leads toxicology testing performed in coronial, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and drug driving cases within NSW. He also leads the state’s Legionella Reference Laboratory and laboratories which monitor drinking water for the presence of bacteria, metals and pesticides in drinking water from regional areas across NSW. Dr Vazquez is passionate about science and furthering scientific services which contribute to better health and justice systems for NSW communities.
Dr Vazquez has more than 25 years of research and forensic experience. He has a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. from the University of Wollongong and a postdoctoral fellowship in proteomics at the University of Michigan (USA). He worked as a Senior Research Chemist at Waters Life Sciences R & D (Massachusetts) and Pfizer Inc. (California) as Senior Scientist in the Pharmacokinetic and Drug Metabolism Department working on ophthalmic drug development.