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Anthony Fitzpatrick

Anthony Fitzpatrick

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Chemistry and Forensic Science


Dr Fitzpatrick is the Forensic Sciences Admissions Tutor and the Module Leader for Forensic Chemistry (CHEM10033/FORE10004) and Foundation Chemistry I: Chemical Reactivity (CHEM00021)

He also teaches on the following modules:

  • Intro to Forensic Analysis (CHEM10211)
  • Forensic Analysis (CHEM20451)
  • Drugs of Abuse (CHEM30331)
  • Analytical Toxicology (FORE40001)
  • Research Methods and Independent Studies (CHEM40261)
  • BSc and Master level Projects and Dissertations

Career overview

Dr Fitzpatrick completed his BSc in University College Dublin (UCD) in 2011 graduating with first class honours. He remained there for his PhD under the supervision of Dr Grace Morgan working on “Modulation of the Magnetic Anisotropy and the Jahn-Teller Distortion in Manganese(III)”. He finished his PhD in 2015 and stayed as a PDRA until the end of 2016. ​He joined Nottingham Trent University as a lecturer in January 2017 teaching inorganic chemistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students until August 2020. He then took up a post as lecturer of inorganic chemistry at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2020 before returning to NTU as a senior lecturer in November 2021.

Research areas

Dr Fitzpatrick is a member of the Imaging, Materials and Engineering Centre (IMEC) research centre. His research interests lie at the intersection of inorganic, materials and forensic chemistry. Some of the groups current projects are:

  • Soft luminescent materials for next generation security features
  • Molecular switches for applications in chemical sensing of illicit substances
  • Smart fingerprint powders for forensic fingermark detection
  • Chemosensing of explosive substances

Current supervised PhD students include:

  • Elizabeth Rusbridge (Co-Supervisor)

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist in the School of Science and Technology and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Course(s) I teach on

  • Forensic clearing student
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2023

  • Forensic Science student in the lab analysing footprints from a shoe
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2023

  • Forensic clearing student
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2023

  • Student in science lab
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2023

  • Student using measuring scales in science lab
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2023

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My research aligns with following UN Goals:

9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Badge 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production Badge 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Badge