Sarah Fieldhouse

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, Staffordshire University

I work as a lecturer in Forensic Science at Staffordshire University. My expertise is within fingerprints and data analysis. Research wise, I am interested in the duel recovery of DNA and fingermark evidence from crime scenes and effective documentation strategies for fingerprint evidence. I supervise PhD research into the interaction of Iron Oxide Wet Powder Suspension with latent fingermark residue and the use of 360 degree photography for crime scene documentation.

As part of my academic role I deliver tuition regarding fingermark development, friction ridge formation, fingerprint identification, and the presentation of fingerprint evidence in court at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I successfully manage several collaborative projects with Police forces and industrial partners, and I am keen to work with external agencies. I am the current editor of Fingerprint Whorld and an Associate Editor of Science and Justice.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, Staffordshire University


  • 2009 
    Staffordshire University, PhD Forensic Science