About Sue Nolan & Susan Nolan & Associates Ltd

Sue Nolan MSc.(Hons), MNZIC, PG.Dip.Bus.
               Level 4, National Certificate of Adult Education

Sue Nolan has been both a forensic scientist & regular expert witness for 35+ years specializing in illicit drugs & toxicology. Initial employment was with the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR) which became the Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd (ESR), a Crown Research Institute (CRI).

Since 1992 Sue has advised over 1,500 companies on Drug Free Workplace Programmes, regularly published in her disciplines & presented papers at New Zealand & overseas conferences. She has gained a significant international reputation.
A list of presented papers, articles, publications and papers published in scientific peer reviewed journals, is available.
EXAMPLE: Co-author of 'Workplace Drug Testing' edited by Alain Verstraete. Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 2011.

Sue is a board member of IFDAT (International Forum for Drug & Alcohol Testing) and was included as a member of the Independent Observer Team for The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. The Team audited the entire Drug Testing process at those events. Sue remains an advisor to WADA on their assessment of research proposals.


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The consultancy was founded in 2007. To all industry sectors, it provides ...

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All judgements where Sue has appeared as an expert witness have been in her clients’ favour.

Memberships, associations and relationships

As a member since 1995 of the joint Australian/New Zealand Standards Technical Committee CH-036, Sue has been collectively responsible for preparing the joint standard AS/NZS 4308:2008 “Procedures for specimen collection and the detection and quantitation of drugs of abuse in urine” and its predecessors AS 4308:1995 and AS/NZS 4308:2001. This revised AS/ZS 4308:2008 allows for the use of quality ‘On-Site’ urine screening devices & procedures.

An established close working relationship with agencies which provide drug testing services compliant with the new AS/NZS 4308:2008 Urine Standard, ie collecting agents, and both on-site screening and accredited laboratory testing agencies, has proved to be of significant value to Sue’s clients.

On a personal level, Sue also works alongside providers of Substance Abuse rehabilitation programmes.