Dr Felicity Carlysle-Davies

Teaching Associate

Pure and Applied Chemistry


Personal statement

Felicity has undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Royal Holloway, University of London. She has an MSc in Forensic Science and PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry, both from the University of Strathclyde. 

Following the completion of her PhD Felicity took on a role as the Coordinator of the Forensic Science Special Interest Group. This role involved bringing together forensic providers, academics, end users and policy makers to bring about increased collaboration and innovation.  

Felicity then moved into a teaching role within the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde. She is the current Forensic Chemistry Lead and has responsibility for the coordination of the Forensic Science MSc research projects. Felicity delivers material across both undergraduate and masters programmes with a focus on trace evidence and toxicology. 

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Prize And Awards

Strathclyde Medal

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Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

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Using infrared light to visualize tire marks on clothing
O'Sullivan Carys, McCarthy Colum, Carlysle-Davies Felicity
Journal of Forensic Identification Vol 73, pp. 319-337 (2023)
Lockdown labs : pivoting to remote learning in forensic science higher education
Davidson Katie J, Haddrill Penelope R, Casali Fabio, Murphy Bronagh, Gibson Lorraine, Robinson Margaret, Clunie Alexander, Christie James, Curran Lynn, Carlysle-Davies Felicity
Science and Justice Vol 62, pp. 805-813 (2022)
Teaching old presumptive tests new digital tricks with computer vision for forensic applications
Bugeja Nathalie, Oliver Cameron, McGrath Nicole, McGuire Jake, Yan Chunhui, Carlysle-Davies Felicity, Reid Marc
Digital Discovery Vol 2, pp. 1143-1151 (2023)
Do we need a forensic science teaching network?
Carlysle-Davies Felicity
Science and Justice Vol 62, pp. 827-829 (2022)
Enhancing the student learning experience through memes
Tidy Helen, Bolton-King Rachel S, Croxton Ruth, Mullen Carrie, Nichols-Drew Leisa, Carlysle-Davies Felicity, Moran Kimberlee S, Irving-Walton Joanne
Science and Justice Vol 64, pp. 280-288 (2024)
Characterising clothing damage caused by acid attacks
Carlysle-Davies Felicity, Bandara Disanayaka Mudiyanselage Gayan Chanaka
Scottish International Policing Conference, pp. 1 (2022)

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Professional Activities

CPD - Courtroom Skills Training - Witness Familiarisation
CPD - Excellence in Report Writing

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Collaborative Writing Groups
Morrissey, Sean (Principal Investigator) Hasty, William (Principal Investigator) McCool, Susan (Principal Investigator) Strachan, Scott (Principal Investigator) Moore, Iain (Principal Investigator) Williams, Manuela (Principal Investigator) Faulkner, Suzanne (Principal Investigator) McCrorie, Kathryn (Principal Investigator) Cochrane, Neil (Principal Investigator) Carlysle-Davies, Felicity (Principal Investigator)
Scholarship of Teaching Collaborative Writing Groups (2023-26) is a facilitated staff development programme that supports staff to take their next steps in scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and undertake collaborative scholarship projects.

Collaborative writing groups will be organised around a theme. Each group will have a group leader and will work together for an extended period to produce scholarship outputs.
01-Jan-2023 - 01-Jan-2026

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Dr Felicity Carlysle-Davies
Teaching Associate
Pure and Applied Chemistry

Email: felicity.carlysle-davies@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2237