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Dr Rosalind Wolstenholme BSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer In Analytical Science


Summary

Rosalind obtained her PhD in 2005 in analytical forensic science and began teaching forensic science in 2004. She has been at Sheffield Hallam since 2008 teaching forensic science on undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Teaching

The main focus of her research is chemical analysis of fingermarks. In collaboration with Prof Simona Francese, the BMRC Fingerprint Research Group was established in 2008. The group have applied new techniques to fingermark analysis, in order to get chemical information on top of an image of the fingermark ridges. This can provide the Police with intelligence information about the donor, e.g. diet, contact with drugs, gender. Recent work has shown that the method is compatible with current operational practice.

Publications

Journal articles

Francese, S., Bradshaw, R., Ferguson, L.S., Wolstenholme, R., Clench, M.R., & Bleay, S. (2013). Beyond the ridge pattern: multi-informative analysis of latent fingermarks by MALDI mass spectrometry. The Analyst, 138 (15), 4215. http://doi.org/10.1039/c3an36896c

Bradshaw, R., Bleay, S., Wolstenholme, R., Clench, M., & Francese, S. (2013). Towards the integration of matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation mass spectrometry imaging into the current fingermark examination workflow. Forensic Science International, 232 (1-3), 111-124. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.07.013

Bradshaw, R., Wolstenholme, R., Ferguson, L.S., Sammon, C., Mader, K., Claude, E., ... Francese, S. (2013). Spectroscopic imaging based approach for condom identification in condom contaminated fingermarks. The Analyst, 138 (9), 2546. http://doi.org/10.1039/c3an00195d

Ferguson, L.S., Creasey, S., Wolstenholme, R., Clench, M.R., & Francese, S. (2013). Efficiency of the dry-wet method for the MALDI-MSI analysis of latent fingermarks. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 48 (6), 677-684. http://doi.org/10.1002/jms.3216

Bradshaw, R., Rao, W., Wolstenholme, R., Clench, M.R., Bleay, S., & Francese, S. (2012). Separation of overlapping fingermarks by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation Mass Spectrometry Imaging. Forensic Science International, 222 (1), 318-326. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.07.009

Ferguson, L.S., Wulfert, F., Wolstenholme, R., Fonville, J.M., Clench, M., Carolan, V.A., & Francese, S. (2012). Direct detection of peptides and small proteins in fingermarks and determination of sex by MALDI mass spectrometry profiling. The Analyst, 137 (20), 4686-4692. http://doi.org/10.1039/c2an36074h

Bailey, M.J., Bright, N.J., Croxton, R.S., Francese, S., Ferguson, L.S., Hinder, S., ... Bleay, S. (2012). Chemical characterization of latent fingerprints by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization, time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, mega electron volt secondary mass spectrometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging: An intercomparison. Analytical Chemistry, 84 (20), 8514-8523. http://doi.org/10.1021/ac302441y

Bradshaw, R., Wolstenholme, R., Blackledge, R.D., Clench, M.R., Ferguson, L.S., & Francese, S. (2011). A novel matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry imaging based methodology for the identification of sexual assault suspects. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25 (3), 415-422. http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.4858

Ferguson, L., Bradshaw, R., Wolstenholme, R., Clench, M., & Francese, S. (2011). Two-step matrix application for the enhancement and imaging of latent fingermarks. Analytical Chemistry, 83 (14), 5585-5591. http://doi.org/10.1021/ac200619f

Wolstenholme, R., Bradshaw, R., Clench, M.R., & Francese, S. (2009). Study of latent fingermarks by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation mass spectrometry imaging of endogenous lipids. Rapid communications in mass spectrometry, 23 (19), 3031-3039. http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.4218

Conference papers

Tisinger, L., Diz, E.L., Wolstenholme, R., & Ferguson, L. (2010). Fingerprints ..... Fingerprinted by SERS!!! XXII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, 1267, 212. http://doi.org/10.1063/1.3482472

Edwards, H.G.M., Wolstenholme, R., Wilkinson, D.S., Brooke, C., & Pepper, M. (2007). Raman spectroscopic analysis of the enigmatic Comper pigments. Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, 387 (6), 2255-2262. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-006-1113-y

Patents

Reed, H., Francese, S., Wheat, J., & Wolstenholme, R. (2014). POWDER DISCHARGE GUN. WO2014016563 (A1). http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?DB=worldwide.espacenet.com&II=0&ND=3&adjacent=true&locale=en_EP&FT=D&date=20140130&CC=WO&NR=2014016563A1&KC=A1

Other activities

Rosalind is a member of the Forensic Science Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is currently working with the Forensic Science Society to gain accreditation for the forensic courses in the bioscience department.

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