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I am currently a Senior University Tutor in Forensic Investigation and have worked for the University since 2010.  During my time at Portsmouth I have completed an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice with distinction and have also received a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Prior to working at the University I worked for Surrey Police as a Scenes of Crime Officer from 2006 – 2010. Whilst in this position I completed the National Policing Improvement Agency Volume Crime Scene Investigator, Conversion and Development courses.  I also completed the Durham University professional diploma in Crime Scene Examination with Merit.

Before taking up my position at Surrey Police I was an Administrative Assistant for the Police Service of Northern Ireland 2005-2006, working in the Criminal Investigation Department, preparing case files for court.

In 2006 I graduated from Teesside University with a First Class (Hons) in Crime Scene Science.

Research Interests

I have a number of research interests in:

  • Crime scene examination
  • Forensic Science
  • Fingerprint Analysis and Recovery
  • Fire Investigation
  • Firearms Investigation
  • Sexual Offences Investigation

I have recently set up a Firearms Research hub for students within the department to develop their research ideas within this area.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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