Staff profile

Dr Esther Crooks

Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry

Dr Esther Crooks in the analytical chemistry laboratory


College of Science and Engineering


School of Human Sciences


Derby Campus



I am a lecturer in Forensic Chemistry and teach Analytical and Forensic Chemistry on the Forensic Science undergraduate and masters programmes. 

Teaching responsibilities

I am module leader for Principles of Chemistry (level 3), Analytical Chemistry (level 5) and Spectroscopy and Structural Analysis (level 7). I also teach on Introduction to Forensic Chemistry (level 4), Forensic Analysis (level 5) and Serious and Organised Crime (level 6).

In addition, I am the Learning, Teaching and Quality (LTAQ) Lead for Biomedical and Forensic Science.

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies