Dr Kelly Sheridan
Kelly joined the teaching staff at Northumbria University in 2013 after 7 years with LGC Forensics. Kelly was formerly employed as a Senior Reporter in the Marks and Trace department, and a specialist advisor to the Cold Case team for cases involving the potential transfer of textile fibres. She has dealt with a number of high profile cases, including the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Joanna Yeates and given expert testimony in court on a number of occasions. Kelly has also been involved in cases for the Defence and for the Criminal Case Review Commission.
After graduating from Northumbria University in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Chemistry, Kelly completed an MSc in Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde in 2001 before completing her PhD in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis at The University of Liverpool in 2006.
Kelly’s main research interests centre around the interpretation of fibre evidence. She is a Member of the Forensic Science Society and presented on their behalf at the Young Person’s Meeting at the National History Museum, London.
For a summary of Kelly’s recent publications, click here