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Paul Langton

Lecturer of Forensic Science
School of Natural Sciences
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Paul started out as a Forensic Scientist in 2003 and spent his early years working as a DNA analyst with LGC Forensics. His areas of expertise and interests are body fluid examination and interpretation; particularly blood pattern analysis and DNA evidence.

Paul became a biology item examination trainer specialising in Crime Scene DNA recovery including the identification, examination and interpretation of body fluids. He has worked on a diverse multi-disciplinary range of forensic cases and has taught a wide variety of forensic science practitioners including police officers, variety of universities and colleges and other institutions.

Paul has a huge amount of practitioner experience gained prior to joining UCLan, having worked as a Forensic Scientist for over 19 years. He was a Forensic Specialist for Lancashire Constabulary working on serious crime, and a DNA analyst / item examination trainer for LGC Forensics.

Paul's current role is Lecturer of Forensic Science and currently he is module leader on FZ3035: Application of Forensic Science and FZ4004: Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance. Paul also works on forensic practice and criminalistics modules.

  • BSc (Hons) Forensic and Biomolecular Science. Liverpool John Moores University – 2003
  • PGCert in Science. Manchester Metropolitan University - 2021
  • Advanced bloodstain pattern analysis - Loci Forensics, The Netherlands- 2013
  • Courtroom Skills - Bond Solon Training -2010
  • Divisional Commendation 2019 - for various cases in recognition of the way he managed a significantly high volume of serious and complex investigations which have resulted in a number of offenders being bought to justice.
  • Paul became a biology item examination trainer specialising in Crime Scene DNA recovery including the identification, examination and interpretation of body fluids
  • He is also interested in particulate evidence recovery, and the analysis of DNA profiles.
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA)