I am based in Forensic Science Department of the College of Life and Natural Sciences with my teaching and research covering Forensic Anthropology and Photography. I also cover other specialist areas in Biosciences. My background is very much based around Anatomy/Osteology and Photography.
I am module leader for Forensic Imaging and Forensic Anthropology modules and I support other modules including core Forensic modules, Medical Forensics, Human Biology, Research Methods in Human Biology and Advanced Methods in Zoology.
I am the Programme Leader for the MRes/Integrated PhD lookng after the Research Skills aspects of the programme including teaching on the online modules Getting Research Published, Planning and Managing Research and Research Leadership.
Professionally I cover cases requiring medicolegal or personal injury photography for solicitors primarily for plaintiffs but also for defence. Examples of recent work includes; photographs for a defence solicitor of a prisoner in HMP Winsome Green and medical negligence cases e.g. recording pressure sore scars.
I also design and develop learning materials and I have recently been developing online learning materials to encourage medical illustrators to write for the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8RU2JMXSvPCS1huICjz58Q and website for blogs http://www.jviscomm.org.uk.
Professionally I cover photographically any aspect that combines Science and Photography, though often my work in the University as well as supportign teaching and learning involves the production of materials for Press and Publicity for the College of Life and Natural Sciences and activities like the Royal Society of Chemistry Top of the Bench East Midlands Region, see http://photolibrary.cladonia.co.uk/-/galleries/university-of-derby.
Scientific, medico-legal and forensic photography, human identification, history of medicine including: 'History of acromegaly and gigantism' and 'Use of photography in medicine'. Education especially use of technology enhanced learning, learning objects and multimedia. Human osteology and osteopathology.
Recently I have been lookng at the use of Badges and Microcredentialing in teaching and learning.
Membership of professional bodies
- Felllow of Higher Education Academy FHEA
- Member of the Institute of Medical Illustrators MIMI
- Medical Illustrator on the Register of the Academy of Heath Care Sciences
- Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences MCSFS
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology FRSB
- British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology
- American Association of Physical Anthropology
- Royal Photographic Society
- Human Anatomy and Physiology Society
- Paleopathology Association
I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine responsible for the Professional section.
Experience in industry
After training at the University Hospital of Wales as a medical photographer I worked at Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee then ran my own business as a Medical and Personal Injury photographer in the Bromsgrove and Redditch area for over 12 years before teaching Medical and Technical Photography at Berkshire College of Art and Design then moving to the University of Derby to become Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Biolological Imaging.
Whilst at the University I have maintained my Professional Practice in Personal Injury Photography and developed aspects of Scientific Photography, see http://photolibrary.cladonia.co.uk.
I have represented the University at International Careers Fairs in Taiwan, presented research findings about Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology at the International Sporting Goods Conferences in Shanghai, undertaken a recruitment visit to Bandung, Java and shown Leonardo Project developments at ISPO, Frankfurt.