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Kristopher Wisniewski

Geoforensic Researcher (Staffordshire University) and Lecturer in Chemistry (Keele University), Staffordshire University

I am a Lecturer in Chemistry who has a keen and long running interest in historical and geoforensic surveys. I undertake collaborative research with forensic colleagues at Staffordshire and Keele Universities, along with other UK and global University researchers, commercial partners and search practitioners. Our aims are to locate and characterise a variety of near-surface buried objects, which can include unmarked graves in church graveyards and clandestine graves of murder victims.

Experience

  • –present
    Geoforensic Researcher, Staffordshire University
  • –present
    Lecturer in Chemistry, Keele University

Education

  • 2016 
    Keele University, PhD
  • 2010 
    Keele University, BSc in Chemistry and Forensic Science

Publications

  • 2020
    Scallywag bunkers: geophysical investigations of WW2 Auxiliary Unit Operational Bases (OBs) in the UK, Journal of Conflict Archaeology
  • 2020
    Testing Application of Geographical Information Systems, Forensic Geomorphology and Electrical Resistivity Tomography to Investigate Clandestine Grave Sites in Colombia, South America, Journal of Forensic Science
  • 2020
    Geophysical monitoring of simulated homicide burials for forensic investigations, Scientific Reports
  • 2019
    he Search for "Fred": An Unusual Vertical Burial Case, Journal of Forensic Science
  • 2019
    Wildlife crime: The application of forensic geoscience to assist with criminal investigations, Forensic Science International
  • 2019
    Geophysical Investigations of WW2 UK air-raid shelters, Journal of Conflict Archaeology
  • 2017
    Multidisciplinary Investigations at P.O.W. Camp 198, Bridgend, S. Wales: Site of a Mass Escape in March 1945, Journal of Conflict Archaeology
  • 2017
    Determining geophysical responses from burials in graveyards and cemeteries, Geophysics
  • 2016
    Long-term Geophysical Monitoring of Simulated Clandestine Graves using Electrical and Ground Penetrating Radar Methods: 4-6 Years After Burial, Journal of Forensic Science
  • 2015
    The use of magnetic susceptibility as a forensic search tool, Forensic Science International
  • 2015
    Detection and characterisation of Black Death burials by multi-proxy geophysical methods, Journal of Archaeological Science

Professional Memberships

  • Member of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS)
  • Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)