Joanne Hooson

Senior Laboratory and Instrument Technician

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Biomedical and Forensic Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Forensic science and crime

Courses taught: Crime and Investigative Studies, Forensic Science

Joanne is the senior technician for ‘wet’ chemistry practicals for Forensic Science and Crime and Investigative Studies, and responsible for the maintenance and operation of analytical chemistry systems such as HPLC, GCMS, GC-FID, ECD and ATD, and LCMS.


Joanne has been a technician since graduating, with 1st class honours, from the Forensic Science course in 2008. Prior to that she worked as a Quantity Surveyor.


Joanne teaches the use of the analytical chemistry equipment within

BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigative Studies
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
Physical and Quantitative Chemistry
Forensic Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Criminalistics
Advanced Fire and Explosives
Forensic Analysis of Drugs and Poisons


  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science - Anglia Ruskin University (2008)
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying - Leeds Metropolitan University (1993)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the Institute of Science and Technology
  • Register Science Technician