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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Book

Fingerprint Development Techniques: Theory and Application

Bleay, S., Croxton, R., & De Puit, M. (2018). Fingerprint Development Techniques: Theory and Application. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons

Journal Article

The forensic exploitation of fingermark chemistry: A review

Bleay, S. M., Bailey, M. J., Croxton, R. S., & Francese, S. (in press). The forensic exploitation of fingermark chemistry: A review. WIREs Forensic Science, https://doi.org/10.1002/wfs2.1403

A study of in vitro metabolism and cytotoxicity of mephedrone and methoxetamine in human and pig liver models using GC/MS and LC/MS analyses

Alshamaileh, M., Hussain, I., Baron, M., Croxton, R., Vetter, M., & Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. (2020). A study of in vitro metabolism and cytotoxicity of mephedrone and methoxetamine in human and pig liver models using GC/MS and LC/MS analyses. Open Chemistry, 18(1), 1507-1522. https://doi.org/10.1515/chem-2020-0184

Analysis of omeprazole and esomeprazole obtained from traditional pharmacies and unlicensed internet websites using Raman spectroscopy, 1H-NMR and chemometric analysis

Bellia, G. F., Gil-Ramirez, G., Baron, M. G., Croxton, R., & Gonzalez-Rodriguez, J. (2020). Analysis of omeprazole and esomeprazole obtained from traditional pharmacies and unlicensed internet websites using Raman spectroscopy, 1H-NMR and chemometric analysis. Vibrational Spectroscopy, 106, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2019.102996

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

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

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

2012

The Science Council

Chartered Chemist (CChem)

2011

Royal Society of Chemistry

Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

2004

Royal Society of Chemistry