Name Dr Christopher Rogers
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Tel 01902 321115

Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science


Christopher holds a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science, an MSc in Forensic and Biological Anthropology, a PhD in Forensic Taphonomy (where he investigated the decomposition of hair, cartilage and bone in burial environments), and a PGC in Entomology.


Christopher joined the University of Wolverhampton as a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science in May 2016 where he currently teaches on various undergraduate and postgraduate modules. His previous roles included working as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Glyndwr University (Wales), a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Forensic Research (Instytut Ekspertyz SÄ…dowych) in Krakow Poland, a Histologist (NHS Histopathology Department), and a Physical Anthropologist at the Natural History Museum (London).


A ‘media friendly’ academic, Christopher is regularly contacted by authors wanting to include forensic science within their books, he is always happy to help where he can. He has been involved with interviews for the BBC and consulted with numerous television documentary producers.


Twitter: @_doctorchris




B.Sc. (Hons.) Forensic Science

M.Sc. Forensic and Biological Anthropology

Ph.D. Forensic Biology

P.G.C. Entomology 



Forensic and Biological Anthropology, Forensic Taphonomy, Entomology and Arachnology



In forensic science: Christopher is focusing on unravelling the mysteries of decomposition and aiming to develop new methods for estimating the post-mortem interval. He is also studying insect colonisation on pig remains.

In general entomology (and arachnology): Christopher studies the cockroaches, scorpions and tarantulas of the places he visits. He can often be found walking around in the dark catching specimens. He is one of only a few people in the U.K. that holds a Dangerous and Wild Animal Licence to keep medically significant scorpions.



Member: Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS)


Member: Royal Entomological Society (Mem.R.E.S.)


Member: British Tarantula Society 


Darby A, Rogers CJ, Greene B, Parry E, Wray EM, Yang J (2015). Visualisation of latent fingerprints on wild bird eggshells by alternate light sources following superglue fuming. Journal of Forensic Research. 6:286. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000286

Rogers CJ, ten Broek CMA, Hodson BJ, Whitehead MP, Schmerer WM, Sutton R (2014) Identification of crystals forming on porcine articular cartilage: A new method for the estimation of the postmortem interval. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 59(6): 1575-1582.

Rogers CJ, Clark K, Hodson BJ, Whitehead MP, Sutton R, Schmerer WM (2011) Postmortem degradation of porcine articular cartilage. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine.18(2):52-56.

He welcomes interest from people looking to undertake a doctoral qualification in forensic taphonomy.