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Amy Rattenbury

Lecturer in Forensic Science

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Amy Rattenbury

Room: C13H


+44 (0) 1978 293129


Amy holds a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Biology from Staffordshire University and an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation from Bradford University. Her previous research has looked in to ‘How time and pressure can cause distortion in overlapping fingerprints’, ‘Modified weapons trafficking’ and ‘An investigation in to identification from light air crashes on the Russian-Finnish boarder’.

Prior to joining Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2016 she was a Programme Leader on a BSc (Hons) in Criminology & Forensic Investigation at the University Centre Southend as well as having previously worked in a number of other colleges and UKAS accredited laboratories. Amy’s specialism is in technique of search, recovery and identification and she has substantive experience working with human skeletal remains.

She has also recently taken on a consultancy position with Kenyon International Emergency Services working in search, location and disaster victim identification. Amy is an active member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologist, the British Association of Forensic Anthropologists and the British Association of Human Identification.

Her current focus is in the area of forensic taphonomy and more specifically the impact of decomposition on identification techniques but she also has broader interests in cold case review, buried and concealed evidence and forensic pathology.

MSc Forensic Archaeology & Crime Scene Investigation

BSc (Hons) Forensic Biology

Diploma in Teaching


BSc (Hons) Forensic Science

  • Forensic Evidence & Criminal Justice
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Anatomy, Pathology and the Forensic Examination of Human Remains
  • Forensic Research
  • orensic Taphonomy
  • Science in Court
  • Forensic Investigation of Mass Fatalities

Crime Scene Search

Body Recovery

Human Identification

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Archaeology

Forensic Taphonomy

Cold Case Review

Forensic Pathology