Claire Williamson

Course Leader Msc Document Analysis

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB128

+44 (0) 1772 89 4152

Subject Areas: Forensic Science

Claire is the Course Leader and Lecturer on the Msc Document Analysis Course. She has graduated from UCLan with a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science and Criminology, and MSc (by Research) in Forensic Science, and she is currently finishing her PhD in Forensic Science investigating the chemistry of inks. She has a specific interest in fraud and document analysis, but enjoys all aspects of forensic science and is keen to increase the forensic research output in the school.

Full Profile

Claire graduated from UCLan in 2004 with a BSc (Hons) in Forensic science and Criminology. Whilst studying this degree she became interested in fraud and document analysis and returned to the university to complete a Masters degree by research in Document Analysis in 2007. She is now studying part-time for a PhD whilst lecturing in the department. Whilst studying for her MSc degree she worked with the Netherlands Forensic Institute on a project to discriminate between paper samples using different analytical techniques including TLC, HPLC, XRF, XRD, IRMS and Raman. Following on from this Claire started a PhD to investigate the chemistry and ageing processes of inks and will complete this in 2013.

Her research interests include: Forensic Science, Document Analysis, Analytical Techniques, Inks and Paper

Member of Forensic Science Society
Associate of Higher Education Academy


No publications available.


MSc Forensic Science, UCLan, 2007

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science and Criminology, UCLan, 2004

Teaching Activities

Course Leader for MSc Document Analysis, Module Tutor for Handwriting and Signature Comparison, Typescript and Printing Methods, Document Investigation. Lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Personal tutor for undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Forensic Science Society Postgraduate Research Conference, Warwick University Nov 2012

Forensic Science Society Document Examination Conference, Birmingham April 2011