Richard Brawn

Job: DPL/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) 116 250 6198




Personal profile

Richard’s forensic science career began in 2000 and in his role as a Technical Consultant for the Forensic Science Service, he has worked in a variety of areas, carrying out work both within the UK and internationally; often with high profile organisations (such as the FBI, RCMP, NTPFES, NFI etc.) and international and national policing organisations. 

Richard has been teaching forensic science at DMU since 2009 and is the current DPL, year 3 head and admissions tutor.  He is primarily involved in the teaching of Forensic Imaging, DNA, Fire investigation, Chemistry and Trace analysis and is also a personal tutor.

Research group affiliations

  • DMU Centre for Pedagogic Reserach
  • School of Pharmacy Education and Pedagogic Research group
  • Biomolecular Technology Group

Research interests/expertise

  • Pedagogy and Active Learning
  • Imaging and Photography
  • Trace Evidence Analysis and Interpretation
  • Gun Shot Residue Analysis

Areas of teaching

  • Imaging and Photography - Module Leader
  • Materials Identification - Module Leader
  • Fire, Arson and Explosions - Module Leader
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Bodies, Tissues, Fluids
  • DNA profiling

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