BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science
Course Leader for: MSci/BSc Forensic Science with Criminology and BSc Analytical and Forensic Science (Top-Up)
Three years teaching as a Technical Demonstrator at the USW: Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis and other forensic related subjects.
Over ten years experience as a Forensic Analyst. Undertaking the full complement of trace evidence casework and toolmark comparisons. Completed approximately one thousand forensic related cases, including, murders, rapes, burglaries, arson, assaults, road traffic collisions, etc.
Industry experience using the Scanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-ray Analyser to undertake casework for glass and paint evidence.
Course Leader for MSci/BSc Forensic Science with Criminology
Course Leader for BSc Analytical & Forensic Science (Top-Up)
Module Leader for FP0S02 (Introduction to Forensic Investigation and Criminal Justice), FP2S09 (Forensic Evidence), FP3S11 (Forensic Microscopy), FP3H11 (Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis), FP3S100 (Specialist Forensic Investigation).
Involvement in Open Day, Applicant Day and conference activities.
Course and module development.
Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science (CSFS)
Dec 2015 – May 2016 Foster & Freeman: consultancy work relating to the Glass Refractive Index Measurer (GRIM3). Testing a new software programme for the GRIM3, discovering software bugs, errors, user-friendly features, etc. Reporting good practice and anomalies to the software development team.
Research generated through supervision and direction of MSci and MSc projects. Trace evidence materials and toolmark comparisons, using a range of microscopes and SEM/EDX analysis.
Areas of Expertise
Microscopy related to forensic examinations.
Trace evidence examination and analysis.
Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis.
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