CURRICULUM VITAE

BRIAN IMAGE, B.Sc. (Hons)

FORENSIC ALCOHOL CONSULTANT

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science, Honours Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC, 1980
Registered Technologist Clinical Chemistry, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC, 1981

 

COURSES:

Alco-Sensor FST Technical Training Course, Intoximeters Inc., St Louis MO, 2013
Intox EC/IR II Maintenance Course, Intoximeters Inc., St Louis MO, 2012
Alco-Sensor FST Training Course, Intoximeters Inc., Vancouver BC, 2011
Intox EC/IR II Training Course, Intoximeters Inc., Richmond BC, 2009
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course, RCMP, Chilliwack BC, 2003
Troubleshooting and Systems Maintenance BAC Datamaster C Course, National Patent Analytical Systems Inc., Mansfield OH, 1996
Advanced Field Supervisor BAC Datamaster C Course, National Patent Analytical Systems Inc., Vancouver BC, 1995
Forensic Breath Testing for Alcohol, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON,1991
Gas Chromatography Inlets Course, Hewlett-Packard Ltd., 1990
Alcolmeter S-L2 Operators and Calibrators Course, RCMP, 1990
Mass Spectrometry II: Ion Formation and Spectra Interpretation Course, RCMP, 1988
Breathalyzer Advanced Maintenance Course, RCMP, 1986
ALERT Model J3A Operators and Calibrators Course, RCMP, 1985
Capillary Gas Chromatography, Hewlett-Packard Ltd, 1983
Clinical Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster BC, 1982

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS) [current member]
International Association of Chemical Testing (IACT) [current member]
Impaired Driving Advisory Committee, BC Association of Chiefs of Police, 2014-2015
Breath Test Advisory Committee, BC Association of Chiefs of Police, 2011-2014
Dry Gas Standard Subcommittee of the National Breath Test Steering Committee, Canada, 2010-2015

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Forensic Alcohol Consultant, Point 08 Forensic Alcohol Consultants Inc. 2016 – present

Forensic Alcohol Analyst, RCMP Forensic Laboratory Vancouver, 1984 – 2015

As an Expert Forensic Alcohol Witness, testified hundreds of times at all levels of court throughout Western and Northern Canada in impaired driving, sex assault and murder trials
Authored hundreds of forensic alcohol reports. Taught thousands of police officers in breathtesting courses related to the operation and calibration of Breathalyzer, BAC Datamaster C, Intox EC/IR II, Alert, Alcolmeter SL-2, Alco-sensor IV DWF, and Alco-sensor FST instruments
Provided scientific and technical information and advice to police organizations, Crown counsel, and government agencies
Other duties included: analysis of body fluids for alcohol and other volatiles, preparation of forensic laboratory reports, review of scientific literature pertaining to alcohol, presentation of evidence in all levels of court, instruction of police officers in the use of breath test instruments, creation of course training materials and instruction manuals, scientific presentations to police, Crown counsel, and judges

Forensic Toxicologist, BC Coroner’s Laboratory, 1982-1983.

Responsible for multiple analyses of various drugs in blood, including alcohol

Medical Technologist, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory,Vancouver General Hospital,1981 – 1982

Responsible for multiple clinical tests including serum alcohol analyses

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Alco-Sensor FST and Impaired Driving, RoadSafetyBC, Victoria BC, November 2014
Alcohol Screening Devices and Impaired Driving, Office of Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, Victoria BC, May 2012
CSFS Conference, Simon Fraser University, Medico-Legal Aspects of Alcohol Workshop, Burnaby BC, May 2012
Crown Counsel Conference: Impaired Driving and Breath Testing, Vancouver BC, November 2011

PUBLICATIONS:

Simultaneous Left and Right Arm Venous Blood Sampling for Blood Alcohol Analysis. Abstract of the 7th Annual Meeting of the CSFS (1990)
Blood/Breath Ratio – Apparent Variations: Forensically Significant or a Numbers Game? Abstract of the 12th International Association of Forensic Sciences (1989)
Blood Alcohol Analysis: Comparison of Whole Blood Ethanol Levels Analyzed by GC with Serum Alcohol Analysis by Dupont ACA III. CSFS J. Vol 22, No 4 (1989)
The Stability of Ethyl Alcohol in Stored Forensic Blood Samples. CSFS Journal Vol. 22, No. 4 (1989)
Consumption of a Large Dose of Alcohol in a Short Time Span. CSFS Journal Vol. 20, No. 3 (1987) Abstract of the 11th meeting of the IAFS.

CONFERENCES:

Canadian Society of Forensic Science, Burnaby BC, 2012
International Association of Chemical Testing (IACT), Anchorage AK, 2009
Canadian Society of Forensic Science, Ottawa ON, 1990

AWARDS & HONOURS:

Certificate of Appreciation, Pacific Region Training Centre, RCMP, 2015
Certificate of Thanks, Prime Minister of Canada, 2015
Certificate of Appreciation, BC Association of Chiefs of Police, 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Certificate of Recognition, CSFS 2012, 58th Conference, 2012
125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, 1992