Counterfeit medicines have become an increasing issue worldwide, affecting both developing and developed countries. The presence of counterfeit medicines have a wide range of impacts including health, economic and social effects.[1-4] A major source of counterfeit medicines is sales via the Internet where it has been estimated that medicines purchased from Internet sites that conceal their actual physical address are counterfeit in over 50% of cases.
BSc Hons (First Class), Chemistry, Queens Belfast, 1986
PhD, Chemistry, Queens Belfast, 1989
Department of Chemistry
University of Otago
Science II, 5c2
Union Place West
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Main Research Interests
Keith's research interests focus on the understanding the properties of conducting polymers, nanostructured electromaterials, dairy products and pharmaceuticals using spectroscopy and computational chemistry.
Keith Gordon received his BSc Hons (First Class) in 1986 and PhD in 1989 in chemistry from Queens University, Belfast, UK. His PhD research, under the direction of Professor John J McGarvey, focused on laser spectroscopy of solar energy compounds. He was awarded a Director's Fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratories, USA, and worked with Professor W H Woodruff from 1989 – 1992 on ultrafast laser spectroscopy of biological systems and solar energy materials. In 1993 Keith took up a lecturing post in the Chemistry Department at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, he is currently a Professor in that department.