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Dr Amanda Boddis

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Faculty of Science

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 article

Adeoye RI, Osalaye DS, Ralebitso-Senior TK, Boddis A, Reid AJ, Fatokun AA, Powell AK, Malomo SO, Olorunniji FJ. 2019. Catalytic Activities of Multimeric G-Quadruplex DNAzymes Catalysts, 9 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

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 Author Url Publisher Url


Faculty of Science Teaching Award, Liverpool John Moores. 2023

Excellence in Teaching Award, Liverpool John Moores University. 2013

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. 2018

External committees:

RSC Liverpool Section Trust, Royal Society of Chemistry, Chair. 2015


FHEA, Higher Education Academy. 2011

Teaching qualification:

PGCert. 2011

Membership of professional bodies:

MRSC and CChem, Member of the RSC and Chartered Chemist, 2010

Member of the Fingerprint Society, Fingerprint Society.

Member of the Forensic Science Society, Forensic Science Society.