Keith Unwin

Keith Unwin

Head of Biological Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Forensic and Applied Biology

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542482

I first became a Forensic scientist in 2000, shortly after I graduated with honours in Applied Biology from Newcastle University. Since that time I have worked for two of the largest Forensic providers in the country. During my time as a court going Reporting officer, I have been involved in many high profile investigation and scenes. I have also been involved in the training of Forensic scientists and police officers in areas of scene examination and court reporting.

In 2011 I became a lecturer at the University of Worcester alongside my role as a Forensic scientist. I found that enjoyed it and that I got great satisfaction from seeing students develop, learn and grow through the three-year course and go on to become scientific professionals in their own rights.


Teaching & Research

Teaching interests

My areas of expertise include:

  • Blood pattern analysis
  • Forensic DNA profiling and interpretation
  • Expert testimony
  • Body fluid examination and interpretation
  • Interpretation of evidence including Bayesian statistics and probabilities
  • Crime scene interpretation

In addition to those areas detailed above I also teach:

  • Forensic archaeology
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Project and career development

Research interests

  • Transfer and persistence of forensic evidence.
  • Interpretation of evidence.

Professional Bodies

Professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Additional Responsibilities

External responsibilities:

  • Forensic scientist with Cellmark Forensic Services since February 2012
  • Previously employed as a Forensic Scientist with the Forensic Science Service February 2000 July 2011
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador

Internal responsibilities:

  • Personal Tutor for many students
  • Independent study tutor for forensic disciplines