Mr Jonathan Wright
Position: Programme Leader for Forensic Sciences
College: College of Life & Natural Sciences
Subject area: Forensic Sciences
I am a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science and the programme leader for Forensic science and Forensic Science with Criminology undergraduate degrees.
I am responsible for the program leadership and teaching a number of aspects of Forensic Science, Crime scene science and human identification techniques across the undergraduate degree programmes.
- All aspects of Forensic Science interest me, I am an advissor to a number of authors (including Terry Pratchett) and have also been consulted on a number of film and TV shows.
- I am especially interested in the history of Forensic Science and its uses in the investigation of crime. One of the most recent cases I have been consulted on involved the question ; 'Could a silicon implant stop a bullet?'
My research interests are blood pattern analysis,firearms ,vehicles and vehicle related crime, latent mark development (fingermarks and footwear), and fire investigation.
I am also interested in the study of older 'cold cases'.
I am a Member of the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts.
- GiBiol (London)
- Consultancy work; Historical Studies, Children's books.
- I am actively working with Derbyshire Constabulary and also Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services.
I have worked in the field applied science since the age of 18, I started my carrer in a medical toxicology laboratory looking at oncogenes and cancer, then I moved into the Forensic field where I worked first for the Metropolitan Police and then the Forensic Science Service.
- I have presented work at a number of International Conferences and meetings.
- I was the series advisor for 'Forensic Casebook', an ITV series featuring Matthew Kelly.
- I am often on the Radio and in the media discussing various aspects of Forensic Science.