I was appointed as a sessional lecturer in Forensic Science at Keele (2015-2017) before moving to the Foundation Year Centre (2016-2021) where I primarily taught chemistry whilst maintaining some guest lectures in forensics.

My PhD (2016), in analytical chemistry, focused on the monitoring of neonicotinoid pesticides in various honeybee matrices using Q-TOF LC/MS and GC-MS. My research interests also include wildlife crime, military and forensic geoscience. I gained my MA in Teaching and Learning in HE from Keele in 2021 and am now exploring the use of virtual learning environments in HE.

I am also a ERC committee member of Forensic Geoscience Specialist Sub-Group of the Geological Society of London and actively collaborate with various UK Police Service County Forces.


FSC-20007 Forensic Anthropology and Taphonomy
FSC-20009 Drugs of Abuse
FSC-20011 Counterfeits, Fakes and Forgeries

CHE-30011 Forensic Science Team Research Project
CHE-30029 Forensic Dissertation
CHE-30034 Forensic Geoscience

CHE-40026 MSci Independent Project


School address

Lennard-Jones School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Lennard-Jones Building
Keele University
Phone (School Office): +44 (0)1782 733033, (Chemistry): +44 (0)1782 731693, (Forensic Science): +44 (0)1782 731694, (Physics): +44 (0)1782 733527

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Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Tess Phillips
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Dr Chris Hawes
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Forensic Science
Dr Jamie K. Pringle
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Physics and Astrophysics
Dr Arumugam Mahendrasingam
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Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
Dr Natalie Capel
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Forensic Science
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Physics and Astrophysics
Dr Patrick Connell
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