Chris Davis

Programme Leader BSc Forensic Biology (Single & Combined)

I joined the University of Chester in 2005 and I am the programme leader for the Forensic Biology programme.  I also teach a Wildlife Crime module on the MSc Wildlife Conservation Programme.   I worked and trained in specialisms of forensics with the Metropolitan Police Service for twenty years.  


  • MSc in Forensic Archaeology
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Practioner's Diploma in Fingerprint expertise and Crime Scene Examination 



I have over 20 years’ experience in the practical skills of crime scene examination, enhancement laboratory work and the preparation and presentation of expert witness evidence at criminal courts.  My knowledge of crime investigation also includes forensic archaeology and I was a fingerprint expert at New Scotland Yard. I became a forensic instructor at the Hendon Police Academy and assessor to advanced level.  I am a member of The Chartered Society for Forensic Sciences, The Fingerprint Society, Society of Experimental Biology, The Royal Society of Biology and The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare

I have an MSc from Bournemouth University, a PGCE and a Forensic Practitioner Diploma in Crime Scene Examination and Fingerprint Expertise.


I teach on the BSc Forensic Biology & MSc Wildlife Conservation programmes.


To further my interests in British wildlife conservation, I am currently researching the relationship between bacteria and cortisol as a non-invasive indicator of wild mammal welfare.