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Last updated 17th April 2024


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Entomology
  • Forensic Science
  • Textile Damage
  • Knife Crime
  • Clothing Damage
  • Fabric damage
  • Stab cuts
  • Forensic Clothing Damage Analysis with a focus on knife damage.


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