Dr. Janine McGuire

Dr. Janine McGuire


School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

JB Firth Building, JBF109

+44 (0) 1772 89 4385

Subject Areas: Forensic Science

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Janine completed an undergraduate degree and master's degree in chemistry at The University of Liverpool followed by a PhD at the University of Central Lancashire.

She remained at the University teaching chemistry and joined the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences in 2002. With a background in synthetic and analytical chemistry she is part of the team which develop and teach the chemistry degree and the chemistry in the forensic science degree courses.


McGuire, J., Bond, G. and Haslam, PJ. (2006) Ozonolysis in the Production of Chiral Fine Chemicals. Handbook of Chiral Chemicals, 165-184.

Microwave Catalysis for the Production of Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, G. Bond, J. A. Gardner and J. G. McGuire; Microwave and Radio Frequency Applications, 131-138, 2003.


PhD. Liquid Crystal Chemistry, University of Central Lancashire, 2000

MSc. Catalysis, University of Liverpool, 1994

BSc. (Hons.) Chemistry, University of Liverpool, 1993


Janine's areas of interest for research include catalysis, the synthesis of novel liquid crystalline compounds, production methods and detection of drugs of abuse and the development of interactive schools outreach packages.


Janine teaches chemistry on all three years of the forensic science degree courses and also teaches on the chemistry and forensic chemistry degrees run by the School.

She is the course co-ordinator for the Foundation Degree in Forensic Science.

The course co-ordinator for the Foundation Entry Year course.

The University course leader for the Foundation Degree in Chemistry.