Dr Kris Wisniewski

Title: Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733593
Email: k.d.wisniewski@keele.ac.uk
Location: FY Centre, SLC 1.16
Role: FY Personal Tutor
Teaching Fellow (Chemistry)
Contacting me: By phone or e-mail

I was appointed for two years as a sessional lecturer in Forensic Science at Keele in 2015 before taking on the role of Teaching Fellow (chemistry) and personal tutor within the Foundation Year Centre in 2016. Prior to this, I completed my PhD (2016) in analytical chemistry, which focused on the monitoring of neonicotinoid pesticides in various honeybee matrices using Q-TOF LC/MS and GC-MS.   Alongside my PhD and teaching I have maintained a keen interest in the applications of geophysics as a military and forensic search tool; as such I have worked on various outreach and research projects as well as ‘cold’ and ‘active’ police searches.  I am also currently working towards an MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Dick, H. C., Pringle, J. K., Wisniewski, K. D., Goodwin, J., van der Putten, R., Evans, G. T., Francis, J. D., Cassella, J. P., and Hansen, J.D. (2017). Determining geophysical responses from burials in graveyards and cemeteries. GEOPHYSICS82 (6),1-52. doi.org/10.1190/geo2016-0440.1.


Rees-Hughes, L.; Pringle, J. K.; Russill, N.; Wisniewski, K. D. (2017). Multidisciplinary Investigations at P.O.W. Camp 198, Bridgend, S. Wales: Site of a Mass Escape in March 1945. Journal of Conflict Archaeology. doi:10.1080/15740773.2017.1357900.


Pringle, J. K., Jervis, J. R., Roberts, D., Dick, H. C., Wisniewski, K. D., Cassidy, N. J., Cassella, J. P. (2016). Long-term geophysical monitoring of simulated clandestine graves using electrical and Ground Penetrating Radar methods: 4-6 years after burial. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 61, 309-321. doi:10.1111/1566-4029.13009.


Dick, H. C., Pringle, J. K., Sloane, B., Carver, J., Wisniewski, K. D., Haffenden, A., Porter, S., Roberts, D., Cassidy, N. J. (2015). Detection and characterisation of Black Death burials by multi-proxy geophysical methods. Journal of Archaeological Science, 59, 132-141. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2015.04.010.


Pringle, J. K., Giubertoni, M., Cassidy, N. J., Wisniewski, K. D., Hansen, J. D., Linford, N. T., Daniels, R. M. (2015). The use of magnetic susceptibility as a forensic search tool. Forensic Science International, 246, 31-42. doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.10.046. 

FYO- 00134 Fundamental Chemistry for Biology and Environmental Science

FYO-00108 Academic Development

FYO-00034 Communication Skills for Scientists