Professor Andrew Jackson

Emeritus Professor

Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am an academic working in the field of Forensic Science and I have done so for more than 10 years. My areas of particular interest are fibres evidence, aspects of forensic chemistry and firearms evidence, data handling, and the evaluation of evidence. I have worked here at Staffordshire University since 1989. I am now the leader of the Forensic and Crime Science Subject Area, a department of 18 full-time academics.

I am a member of the United Kingdom Forensic Science Education Group (UKFSEG).

I serve on the Forensic Science Benchmarking working group.

Professional memberships and activities

I am currently a co-opted member of the Council of the Forensic Science Society (FSSoc) and the co-chair of the FSSoc’s Standards Committee with particular responsibility for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Professional Competence (CPC) matters. I have served on that committee for many years, and have been involved in the design, development and implementation of the FSSoc’s University Course Accreditation Scheme since its inception. I am a Fellow of the FSSoc and one of its assessors. I chair the FSSoc’s CPD and CPC working group.

Academic qualifications

PhD, FFSoc, PGCE, BSc (Hons)

Research interests

I am currently the principal supervisor of two PhD students, one in the area of drug profiling, the other in the transfer and recovery of DNA evidence. I have successfully supervised seven other research students to the completion of their doctorates. The most recent of these, Dr Claire Gwinnett, undertook research into the use of inexperienced personnel in the analysis of synthetic textile fibres using polarised light microscopy for the generation of data suitable for the production of a synthetic fibres database. My previous research has been in the fields of cement chemistry and coordination chemistry.

Publications

Books

Andrew R. W. Jackson & Julie M Jackson (2011) Forensic Science,. 3rd edn. Pearson Education Limited: Harlow.

Andrew R. W. Jackson & Julie M Jackson (2008) Forensic Science,. 2nd edn. Pearson Education Limited: Harlow.

Andrew R. W. Jackson & Julie M Jackson (2004) Forensic Science. Pearson Education Limited: Harlow.

Andrew R. W. Jackson & Julie M. Jackson (2000) Environmental Science: The natural environment and human impact,2nd edn. Pearson Education Limited: Harlow.

Eleanor Lawrence, Andrew R. W. Jackson & Julie M. Jackson (1998) Longman Dictionary of Environmental Science. Addison Wesley Longman Limited: Harlow.

Andrew R. W. Jackson & Julie M. Jackson (1996) Environmental Science: The natural environment and human impact. Longman Group Limited: Harlow.

Recent conference posters and presentations

Gwinnett, C and Jackson, A R W: “The production of a series of national trace evidence databases”, poster, 1st Annual International FORREST (FORensic RESearch and Teaching) Conference, University of Lincoln, 2005.

Gwinnett, C and Jackson, A R W: “The production of a national fibres database”, Oral presentation by Claire Gwinnett, 1st Regional FIRN (Forensic Institute Research Network) student conference, Staffordshire University, 2006.

Gwinnett, C and Jackson, A R W: “The development and application of proficiency testing in textile fibre analysis for the production of a national fibres database”, Oral presentation by C Gwinnett, 2nd Annual International FORREST (FORensic RESearch and Teaching) conference, University of Central Lancashire, 2006

Gwinnett, C and Jackson, A R W: “Collaboration in research: the production of the second trace evidence database: glass” Oral presentation by C Gwinnett, 2nd Regional FIRN (Forensic Institute Research Network) student conference, Wolverhampton University, 2007.

Walton, L and Jackson, A R W: “Secondary Transfer of DNA” poster, Advances in Forensic DNA Analysis Conference, University of Teesside, 2006.

Walton, L and Jackson, A R W: “Secondary Transfer of DNA” poster, 2nd Annual International FORREST (FORensic RESearch and Teaching) conference, University of Central Lancashire, 2006.

Walton, L and Jackson, A R W: “Secondary Transfer of DNA” oral presentation by L Walton, British Association for Human Identification Conference entitled ‘Human Identification in the 21st Century’, 2007.

Walton, L and Jackson, A R W: “Recovery of DNA from spent cartridge cases”, poster, British Association for Human Identification Conference entitled ‘Human Identification in the 21st Century’, 2007.

Refereed papers since 1999

Barnett S J, Halliwell M A*, Crammond N*, Adam C D and Jackson A W R (2002)
Study of thaumasite and ettringite phases formed in sulfate/blast furnace slag slurries using XRPD full pattern fitting.
Cement and Concrete Composites, 24, 3-4, pp339-346. (*Building Research Establishment, Watford)

Barnett, S J; Adam, C D and Jackson, A R W (2001)
An XRPD profile fitting investigation of the solid solution between ettringite and carbonate ettringite
Cement and Concrete Research, 31(2) pp13-17

Barnett, S J; Adam, C D and Jackson, A R W (2000)
Solid Solution between Ettringite, Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12.26H2O, and Thaumasite, Ca3SiSO4CO3(OH)6.12H2O
Journal of Materials Science 35 pp 4109-4114

Barnett S J, Adam C D, Jackson A R W and Hywel-Evans P D (1999) Identification and characterisation of thaumasite by XRPD techniques Cement and Concrete Composites, 21, pp123-128

Seddon, J A, Jackson, A R W , Kresinski, R A and Platt, A W G (1999)
Complexes of the lanthanide metals (La-Nd, Sm-Lu) with hypophosphite and phosphite ligands: crystal structures of [Ce(H2PO2)3(H2O)], [Dy(H2PO2)3] and [Pr(H2PO2)(HPO3)(H2O)].H2O
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans., 2189-2196

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022