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Mrs Claire Rhodes

Principal Lecturer

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Biography

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.

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