Staff profile

Jonathan Wright

Programme Leader for Forensic Sciences


Forensic Science


College of Life and Natural Sciences


School of Human Sciences


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science and the programme leader for Forensic science and Forensic Science with Criminology undergraduate degrees.

Teaching responsibilities

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.

Professional interests

Research interests

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'.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Member of the International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts.


Undergraduate Qualifications 

Experience in industry

I have worked in the field applied science since the age of 18, I started my career 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.

International experience

Additional interests and activities

In the media