Dr Francesca Stubbs-Hayes

Lecturer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I started my PhD research in October 2013 after graduating from Staffordshire University with a First Class BSc (Hons) in Forensic Investigation in July 2013.

My area of expertise is Forensic Science, specifically on Wet Powder Suspension systems which are used to develop latent fingermarks found at crime scenes. I am currently investigating the cause of the selective deposition of Iron Oxide Wet Powder Suspension, by examining the interaction between the Wet Powder Suspension and fingermark residue.

I am on a partial scholarship with the University and so in addition to my PhD research, I undertake part time lecturing duties for the undergraduate students on awards in the Forensic and Crime Science department. To date I have assisted and/or led practical sessions on various types of evidence analysis, although largely in the area of fingerprints. In addition to this, I have assisted with statistics and maths tutorials, as well as covering PDP sessions.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Associate Member of the Fingerprint Society
  • Associate Member of the International Association for Identification

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Investigating Wet Powder Suspensions for the development of latent fingermarks found at crime scenes
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, Staffordshire University (2014)

  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation, Staffordshire University (2013) First Class

Publications

Stubbs, F.L. Fieldhouse, S.J. Platt, A & Bleay, S. (2015) Poster presentation entitled: “An investigation in to the interaction between Iron Oxide Wet Powder Suspension and fingermark residue.” Fingerprint Society Annual Conference, University of Leicester.

Stubbs, F.L. Fieldhouse, S.J. Platt, A & Bleay, S. (2014) Poster presentation entitled: “The development of fingermark residue using Iron Oxide Wet Power Suspension.” The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences Student Conference, University of Huddersfield.

Stubbs, F.L. Fieldhouse, S.J. Platt, A & Bleay, S. (2014) Poster presentation entitled: “An Investigation into the Selective Deposition of Wet Powder Suspension Systems when used to Develop Latent Fingermarks.” Glyndwr University & Staffordshire University Joint Researcher Development Conference, Glyndwr University.

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