Kirsty Reid

Senior Analyst

Telephone Number
+44(0)131 244 4038


Research interests/Areas of expertise

  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Pesticide Residue Analysis
  • Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) Programme Manager


  • 2009 -present date – Senior Analyst at SASA; responsible for the overall management of the pesticide residues in food (PRiF) team.
  • 2007 - 2009 – Lead Analyst at SASA; working in Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) team.
  • 2000 – 2007 – Trainee Analyst then Analyst (2001) in SASA’s Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) team.
  • 1999 – BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with IT and Instrumentation, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Representational Duties

SASA representative at the Analytical Sub-group (ASG) to the Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF) since 2007.

Reid K, Taylor MJ.  2018.  Protecting consumers - and wildlife : how to stay "in the game" when it comes to pesticide residue analysis. The Unofficial Guide to EPRW 2018. (May):8-10.
Melton LM, Taylor MJ, Flynn EE, Reid K, Viezens KJ, Vyas DS, Wilson AT.  2018.  Utilisation of LC/MSMS (QTRAP) and polarity switching for the quantitative analysis of over 300 pesticides in crude QuEChERs extracts from various fruit and vegetable matrices. Chromatography Today. February/March:28-33.
Taylor MJ, Keenan GA, Reid KB, Fernández DU.  2008.  The Utility of Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionisation Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Multi-Residue Determination of Pesticides in Strawberry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 22(17):2731-2746.