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Ms Hannah Smart

Ms Hannah Smart

Human Sciences

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I joined LSBU as a Lecturer in Forensic Science within the School of Applied Sciences in 2020, following a career as a forensic practitioner that spanned over 16 years. I graduated from Kings College London with a BSc in Medical Biochemistry in 2002, and an MSc in Forensic Science the following year. In 2003 I started my training as a Forensic Scientist and Explosives Expert at the Forensic Explosives Laboratory (FEL), part of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). I now share my knowledge and experience when teaching modules on the Forensic Science BSc.

In my role as a Senior Forensic Case Officer, I provided scientific support to UK mainland Police Forces in the investigation of cases involving the criminal misuse of explosives. My work included examination of explosives and precursor chemicals, improvised explosive devices, post-explosion debris and other related items for explosives traces; as well as chemical analysis using a wide range of techniques. I have experience in crime scene attendance and as an expert witness, producing expert reports and witness statements, and giving evidence in court.


-Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (MCSFS)

-Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

-Chartered Chemist (CChem)

-Chartered Scientist (CSci)


-Core and Materials Science (Chemistry)

-Measurement and Instrumentation in Forensic Analysis

-Crime Laboratory

-Crime Scene Management and Processing

-Explosion, Fire and Firearms

-Research Project (Project Supervision)

Courses taught

Forensic Sciences - BSc (Hons)

MSc Forensic Science

Kings College, London

BSc Medical Biochemistry

Kings College, London