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Dr Tina Gornall

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, Course Leader, BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Foundation Entry)
School of Natural Sciences
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Tina joined UCLan in September 2014 and is currently Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Foundation Entry). She has a background in Physics, Forensic Science and Accident Investigation and has interests in crime scene footwear evidence and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis.

Tina is an Accredited Facilitator for Hydra Minerva – an immersive learning suite used to enhance decision-making - and runs interactive sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate Forensic Science and Policing students. Tina also helps to develop new Hydra scenarios for use within UCLan and for external clients in the fields of Emergency Planning, Child Protection, etc.

After graduating from the University of Sheffield with an MPhys Physics & Astronomy degree, Tina was employed as a Research Scientist at Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory), where she helped to develop a prototype Advanced Jamming System (AJS), conducting radar jamming trials at air bases across the UK and in the US. Tina was then employed as a Forensic Footwear Technician at Lancashire Constabulary, where she identified and analysed all types of footwear evidence from suspects and the marks recovered from crime scenes. Tina has also worked as a Consultant Forensic Collision Investigator at GBB(UK) Ltd., which required her to carefully examine a wide variety of evidence relating to road traffic accidents. Before joining UCLan, Tina undertook a short research position at Lancaster University in the Department of Psychology, where she conducted trials using sociometric sensors to measure individual and interpersonal behaviours during social interactions.

  • PG Cert Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • Ph.D. Forensic & Investigative Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, 2011
  • M.Sc. Forensic & Investigative Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, 2003
  • MPhys Physics & Astronomy, University of Sheffield, 2000
  • Accident Investigation
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Crime Scene Footwear Evidence
  • Member of Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • STEM Ambassador