Ruth Croxton

Dr Ruth Croxton

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences

Qualifications

  • PGCert (University of Lincoln)
  • MA (University of Oxford)
  • MSc (King's College London)
  • PhD (University of Lincoln)

Summary

I am a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science and Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science programme. I have over 15 years experience of teaching in Higher Education and teach across a range of subjects including fingerprints, trace evidence, quality assurance, drugs and analytical chemistry.

My main research interest is latent fingermarks and studying their chemistry to derive information about the person who left them or developing and evaluating new enhancement techniques. I also have interests in drugs of abuse, trace evidence and pedagogy in forensic science.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Animals can assign novel odours to a known category

Wright, H. F., Wilkinson, A., Croxton, R. S., Graham, D. K., Harding, R. C., Hodkinson, H. L., …Zulch, H. E. (2017). Animals can assign novel odours to a known category. Scientific reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-09454-0

An investigation of Digoxin by Cyclic Voltammetry using Gold and Silver Solid Electrodes and Chemometric Analysis

Bellia, G., Corrall, H., Baron, M., Croxton, R., & Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. (2017). An investigation of Digoxin by Cyclic Voltammetry using Gold and Silver Solid Electrodes and Chemometric Analysis. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 12, 3050-3062. https://doi.org/10.20964/2017.04.60

Microcrystalline identification of selected designer drugs

Elie, L., Baron, M., Croxton, R., & Elie, M. (2012). Microcrystalline identification of selected designer drugs. Forensic Science International, 214(1-3), 182-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.08.005

Chemometric Study on the Forensic Discrimination of Soil Types Using Their Infrared Spectral Characteristics

Baron, M., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J., Croxton, R., Gonzalez, R., & Jimenez-Perez, R. (2011). Chemometric Study on the Forensic Discrimination of Soil Types Using Their Infrared Spectral Characteristics. Applied Spectroscopy, 65(10), 1151-1161. https://doi.org/10.1366/10-06197

Reversing microcrystalline tests—An analytical approach to recycling of microcrystals from drugs of abuse

Elie, L. E., Baron, M. G., Croxton, R. S., & Elie, M. P. (2011). Reversing microcrystalline tests—An analytical approach to recycling of microcrystals from drugs of abuse. Forensic Science International, 207(1-3), e55-e58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.01.008

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS)

2015

The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2015

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

2004

Royal Society of Chemistry

Chartered Chemist (CChem)

2011

Royal Society of Chemistry

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

2012

The Science Council