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Biography

Dr Esta Bostock graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc (Hons) in Forensic and Analytical Science and from there she gained her PhD in the area of Forensic Entomology from the same university. Her doctoral research included looking at the circadian clock to determine nocturnal oviposition, locomotor activity and emergence times in a forensically important fly Megaselia scalaris. Her research also found her undertaking archaeoentomological work on Peruvian mummies in the Museum of Anatomy, Pisa, Italy.

 

In 2017, Esta joined the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer in Forensic Science where she lectures on the undergraduate BSc/MSci Forensic and Analytical Science degree and also the MSc Forensic Science course.

Research Expertise and Interests

Forensic Clothing Damage Analysis with a focus on knife damage.

Keywords

  • Chromatography
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Entomology
  • Forensic Science
  • Textile Damage
  • Knife Crime
  • Clothing Damage
  • Fabric damage
  • Stab cuts

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clothing Agriculture & Biology
damages Social Sciences
Crime Chemical Compounds
meat Agriculture & Biology
Decomposition Chemical Compounds
insects Agriculture & Biology
degradation Agriculture & Biology
cotton fabric Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2013 2019

The effect of insect activity on clothing damage evidence following a period of decomposition

Bostock, E., Parkes, G. & Williams, G., 11 Mar 2019, In : Crime, Security and Society. 1, 2, p. 37-41 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
clothing
meat
insects
degradation
cotton fabric

Effect of decomposition on clothing damage evidence: A preliminary study

Bostock, E., Parkes, G. & Williams, G., 12 Dec 2018, In : Crime, Security and Society. 1, 2, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Crime
Decomposition
Yarn
Textiles
Tissue
1 Citation (Scopus)

Chronobiological Studies on Body Search, Oviposition and Emergence of Megaselia Scalaris (Diptera, Phoridae) in Controlled Conditions

Bostock, E., Green, E. W., Kyriacou, C. P. & Vanin, S., Jun 2017, In : Forensic Science International. 275, p. 155-159 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Oviposition
Circadian Clocks
Diptera
Locomotion
Darkness

A Novel Method for the Analysis of Slash Cuts to Clothing

Bostock, E., Parkes, G. & Williams, G., 23 Sep 2013, In : The International Open Access Journal of Forensic Research. 4, 5, 7 p., 1000197.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Press / Media

Kirklees College Forensic Science students solve campus murder

Esta Bostock

18/04/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment