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Personal profile

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.

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    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