My forensic science career started in 2002 with the Forensic Science Service in London, where I was a Reporting Officer/Forensic Biologist. My areas of expertise are in DNA profiling, body fluid evidence, clothing damage analysis, and bloodstain pattern analysis. I left the FSS in 2007 to take up a Lecturing position at the University of Huddersfield, where I embraced academic life and finding excellence in forensic science teaching. I also developed my research here becoming the UK's Leading Body Fluid researcher. In 2017, I took up the position of Head of Department for Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. In 2019, I was conferred Professor of Forensic Biology, at which point I stepped away from the Head of Department role, to focus on preparing the REF submissions, working as Co-Lead for UoA 20 (Social Policy) and the Environment Statement Lead. I was also the author of an impact case study.
In 2022, I took up the position of Professor of Forensic Science at the University of Hull and I am currently the Programme Director for Forensic Science.