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Dr Eleanor Graham

Senior Lecturer

Department: Applied Sciences

Eleanor Graham Staffprofile Northumbriauniversity255Dr Eleanor Graham is a Lecturer in Forensic Science. She studied for her first degree in Biochemistry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) before completing an MSc in Biomolecular Archaeology jointly run by UMIST and the University of Sheffield.  She then moved to the University of Leicester to complete her PhD under the supervision of Professor Guy Rutty, where she stayed to work as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, before taking up her position at Northumbria University.

Eleanor is a member of the Forensic Science Society, the International Society of Forensic Genetics and the British Association for Human Identification.  In 2008, she got the ‘highly commended’ for ‘The University Biopsy Tool’ at the 2008 Da Vinci Health Technology awards.


  • Genetics PhD October 01 2003
  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011
  • Information not provided Forensic Science Society (FSSoc) 2011
  • Information not provided International Society Forensic Haemogenetics (ISFG) 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Body in the Ditch, Buck, T., Greene, E., Meyer, A., Barlow, V., Graham, E. Nov 2019, In: Britannia
  • The effect of mark enhancement techniques on the subsequent detection of saliva, McAllister, P., Graham, E., Deacon, P., Farrugia, K. Sep 2016, In: Science & Justice
  • A collaborative European exercise on mRNA-based body fluid/skin typing and interpretation of DNA and RNA results, Carracedo, A., van den Berge, M., Gomes, I., Graham, E., Haas, C., Hjort, B., Hoff-Olsen, P., Maroñas, O., Mevåg, B., Morling, N., Niederstätter, H., Parson, W., Schneider, P., Syndercombe-Court, D., Vidaki, A., Sijen, T. May 2014, In: Forensic Science International: Genetics
  • Defining background DNA levels found on the skin of children aged 0-5 years, Graham, E., Watkins, W., Dunstan, F., Maguire, S., Nuttall, D., Swinfield, C., Rutty, G., Kemp, A. Mar 2014, In: International Journal of Legal Medicine
  • The effect on cadaver blood DNA identification by the use of targeted and whole body post-mortem computed tomography angiography, Rutty, G., Barber, J., Amoroso, J., Morgan, B., Graham, E. Dec 2013, In: Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology
  • A comment on the Hill-Turney exchange: from normative antagonism to interdisciplinary collaboration, Evison, M., Graham, E., Haimes, E., Ludwig, A., Maguire, C., Scully, J., Toom, V., Williams, R. 2012, In: New Genetics and Society
  • PlantID – DNA-based identification of multiple medicinal plants in complex mixtures, Howard, C., Socratous, E., Williams, S., Graham, E., Fowler, M., Scott, N., Bremner, P., Slater, A. 2012, In: Chinese Medicine
  • Forensic DNA profiling of Cervus elaphus species in the United Kingdom, Socratous, E., Graham, E., Rutty, G. 2009, In: Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
  • The use of DNA stabilizing solution to enable room temperature storage and transportation of buccal and trace sample swabs, Swinfield, C., Graham, E., Nuttall, D., Maguire, S., Kemp, A., Rutty, G. 2009, In: Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series
  • Anthropological Measurement of Lower Limb and Foot Bones Using Multi-Detector Computed Tomography, Robinson, C., Eisma, R., Morgan, B., Jeffery, A., Graham, E., Black, S., Rutty, G. 1 Nov 2008, In: Journal of Forensic Sciences

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