Dr. Justice Tettey joined the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2008 as Chief of the Laboratory and Scientific Section, Division of Policy Analysis. The section is responsible for the implementation of the office’s Global Scientific and Forensic Services Programme and the Global Synthetic Drugs Monitoring Analysis Reporting and Trends (SMART) Programme and has led the UNODC response to the NPS issue, including through monitoring and trend analysis using its Global Early Warning Advisory, and provision of technical support to the forensic and law enforcement communities.
Justice Tettey holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Science & Technology, Ghana and a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Analysis and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, from the Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He started his career in medicines regulation with the Ghana Pharmacy Board. Following completion of a Glaxo-Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in chemical toxicology at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool Medical School, he joined the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde in 2000, and led research in Pharmaceutical Analysis and Drug Metabolism, in addition to teaching on the Master of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Analysis programmes until 2008.
Justice Tettey is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry of the United Kingdom; Fellow of the United Kingdom Higher Education Academy and Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. He has served as a Member of the British Pharmacopoeia Commission Expert Panel on Biological and Biotechnology Products (2003 – 2014); Visiting/Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Liverpool Medical School (2000-2006) and Strathclyde Institute for Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (2008-2010).