Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science

Dr Michelle Carlin

Michelle Carlin studied at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh on the BSc (Hons) Colour Chemistry degree with a spell in a dyehouse in the Scottish Borders before embarking on a career in analytical chemistry. After some time spent in a contract research organisation in Edinburgh, Michelle went onto continue her education with an MSc in Forensic Science at Strathclyde University. A research project was carried out in the toxicology department of the Institut de Recherche Criminelle de la Gendarmerie Nationale (IRCGN) in Paris, using liquid chromatography-electrospray ionisation-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS). After this, Michelle became the manager of a workplace drug testing laboratory in the North East of England before taking up a teaching position as Lecturer in Forensic Science at Teesside University where she spent 3 years.

In 2009, Michelle joined Northumbria University as Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry where she carries out research in analytical toxicology and the role of toxicology in death investigation.

Michelle is a Visiting Researcher with NUCFS and a member of the Chemistry research group.


For a summary of Michelle’s recent publications, click here.


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Visiting Professors

Gary Pugh

Metropolitan Police Service

Visiting Researchers

Dr Edna Iwamura

Visiting Researcher

Dr Victoria Barlow

Lecturer in Forensic Science

Dr. Tim Clayton

Senior Reporter LGC

Dr. Angela Gallop

Axiom International Ltd

Dr. Carole McCartney

Reader in Law

Dr. Victor Toom

Research Fellow

Dr. Chris Maguire

Forensic Science

Dr. Anika Ludwig

P.I.E.S. Research Associate