Liverpool Skylilne

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Dr Amanda Boddis

Dr Amanda Boddis

Telephone: 0151 231 2238


I am a lecturer in Forensic Science at Liverpool John Moores University specialising in Forensic Chemistry.

I am the module leader for two undergraduate modules 4003FSBMOL - Forensic Chemistry and 5013GNBMOL- Skills 2 and also a Masters Module 7001FSBMOL - Trace Evidence Analysis.

In addition to this, I am also the Level 4 (Year 1 tutor) for the Forensic Science Programme, the Chair of the PBS Research Ethics Commitee, an Internal Advisor, a Cross Faculty Representative and I also organise the student trip to Romania.

My research interests include: Detection of drugs of abuse in fingermarks and the Chemical development of fingermarks on fabric.


Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan


2009, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, PhD "Fingerprint Analysis using Antibody-Metal particles"
2005, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Forensic and Analytical Science First Class
2002, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom, HNC Chemistry

Academic appointments

Lecturer Forensic Science, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present

Postgraduate training

PGCert- Teaching, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011


Journal Articles

Boddis A, Russell DA. 2012. Development of Aged Fingermarks Using Antibody-Magnetic Particle Conjugates Analytical Methods, :637-641 >DOI

Boddis A, Russell DA. 2011. Simultaneous development and detection of drug metabolites in latent fingermarks using antibody-magnetic particle conjugates Analytical Methods, 3 :519-523 >DOI

Engagement & Impact


Award title: Excellence in Teaching Award, Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University

External committees:

Committee name: RSC Liverpool Section Trust, Organisation: Royal Society of Chemistry, Position: Chair


Fellowship title: FHEA, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of the Fingerprint Society, Fingerprint Society

Member of the Forensic Science Society, Forensic Science Society

MRSC and CChem, Member of the RSC and Chartered Chemist,

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PGCert