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
Lecturer Forensic Science, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - present
PGCert- Teaching, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011
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
Excellence in Teaching Award, Liverpool John Moores University
RSC Liverpool Section Trust, Royal Society of Chemistry, Chair
FHEA, 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, http://www.rsc.org/
Research Grants Awarded:
Liverpool John Moores University Research Commitee, Development of split G-Quadruplex DNAzymes for construction of gated biosensors, Dr Amos Fatokun, Dr Femi Olorunniji, Dr Andrew Powell, Dr T Komang Ralebitso-Senior, Dr Amanda Reid, Grant value (£): 15,000, Duration of research project: 1 year