Dr. Temba Mudariki

Lecturer in Medical Sciences

School of Medicine


+44 (0)1946 517228


Dr Temba Mudariki was involved in the teaching of genetics, statistics and biology in the school of forensics and applied sciences since 2013 before being appointed as a lecturer in medical sciences in 2017 in the school of medicine. Temba is also research active with an interest in the diagnostic pathology of brain tumours using histopathology, molecular pathology, vibrational spectroscopy and spectrometry.  


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Dr Temba Mudariki DipHe, MSc, PhD, MISFG, MRSC, MPHYSoc, MCSFS

  • Ph.D Neuropathology, University of Central Lancashire, 2016
  • M.Sc Molecular Biology, University of Central Lancashire
  • DipHe Imaging, University of Central Lancashire

Prior to joining the school of medicine Temba taught undergraduate biology and postgraduate statistics in the school of forensic and applied science. Now based at the West Cumberland Medical Education Centre (WECMEC) he is involved in the teaching of medical sciences. Temba‚Äôs research looks at the characterisation of different primary brain tumour subtypes by employing histopathology, molecular pathology and biophotonics.  Temba also has experience in the application of forensic techniques such as DNA profiling in human identification, kinship analysis, and population genetics to UKAS standard 17025.


T. Mudariki., R. W. Lea, K. Ashton., T. Dawson., C. Davis., J.A. Smith (2015). Distribution of Mg, Fe, Cu, and Zn in Glioblastoma, Meningioma I and II using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Neuro-Oncology. 17:VIII4.5-VIII5.

T. Mudariki., R. W. Lea, G. Clemens., D. Griffiths, M.J. Baker (2014). An Investigation into Substrate Effects and Tissue Pre-Processing In Spectral Histopathology Using Raman Spectroscopy. Neuro-Oncology.16:vi1-vi11

T. Mudariki., R. W. Lea, G. Clemens., M.J. Baker (2014). Diagnostic Application of Vibrational Spectroscopy For The Segregation Of Brain Tumour Cell Lines Coupled With Multivariate Statistics. Neuro-Oncology.16:vi1-vi2

T. Mudariki., H. Pallikarana-Trimula., L. Ives., S. Hadi., W. Goodwin. (2013). A Comparative Study of Two Extraction Methods Routinely Used for DNA Recovery from Simulated Post-Coital Samples. Forensic Science International: Genetics. 4(1) DOI: 10.1016/j.fsigss.2013.10.100  


Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry -2013
  • Member of the Physiological Society -2014
  • Member of the International Society of Forensic Genetics -2012
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science -2014

RESEARCH Activities

Diagnostic pathology of brain tumours using histopathology, molecular pathology, vibrational spectroscopy and spectrometry.


Elemental profiling of Meningioma and Glioblastoma (Serum) using ICP-MS

Segregation of brain tumour cell lines U87MG, SVGP12 and 1321N1 using Raman and IR spectroscopy

Segregation of Glioblastoma, Meningioma, Medulloblastoma, and Astrocytomas tissue from normal brain tissue using Raman spectroscopy 

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Medical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology


  • Presented: 2014 Annual British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS) Conference, Liverpool, UK. Awarded British Neuro-Oncology Bursary 2015
  • Chartered Society of Forensic Science, Postgraduate Research Symposium, 2014, Leicester, UK
  • Presented: 2015 Annual British Neuro-Oncology Society (BNOS) Conference, Nottingham, UK