Job: Senior Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: Leicester School of Pharmacy
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 366 4409
Dr. Kevin Farrugia obtained a joint undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics from the University of Malta followed on by a one-year traineeship with the Novartis Biomedical Research Institute in Switzerland. After completion of a Masters and PhD in forensic science at the University of Strathclyde, he joined Abertay University in 2011 before moving to De Montfort University in 2019 where his current role involves teaching chemistry and forensic modules on the forensic course in addition to supervision of post-graduate students.
Kevin is actively involved in research related to the enhancement of latent marks (fingermarks and footwear marks) in addition to integrated approaches of multiple types of evidence.
Current research focus
Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Identification.
Reviewer for a number of mainstream forensic and chemistry journals: Analytical Chemistry, Science & Justice, Forensic Science International, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, Journal of Forensic Chemistry and Journal of Forensic Identification.
Leisa Nichols-Drew - Optimisation of the development and visualisation of latent fingermarks on leather surfaces, utilising fluorescence, for the advancement of crime scene investigation.
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