School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
My role as course lead for the Forensic Investigation Programme at Marjon University is to equip the students with the knowledge, expertise and experience they require for employment in the field, to keep abreast of new developments to ensure the provision of a competitive, quality programme and maintain the standards set out by the professional bodies.
I previously worked for the Home Office, doing research into fingerprint enhancement techniques, and as a Forensic Scientist with the UK Forensic Science Service, running cases in the violent and sexually motivated crime teams. I taught Forensic Science at Universities in London and Australia before joining the team at Marjon.
Gardner S.J. et al (2002), An Operational Trial of Ozone-Friendly DFO and 1,2 – Indanedione Formulations for Latent Fingerprints, J. For. Identification, 52(5) pp 595.
Gardner S.J., Hewlett D.F (2003), Optimization and Initial Evaluation of 1,2 – Indanedione as a Reagent for Fingerprint Detection, J. For. Sci, 48(6) pp 1288.
Goldstone, S.L., Francis, S., Gardner, S.J., (2015), An investigation into sea-spray exposed fingerprints on glass, Forensic Science International, 252, pp 33-28.
Gardner, S.J., Cordingley, T., Francis S.L., (2016) An investigation into effective methodologies for latent fingerprint enhancement on items recovered from fire, Science and Justice, 56, pp 241-246.
Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)
I love all things 1960s and collect 45 vinyl. I am a DJ and a Radio Announcer.