Professor Sarah Hainsworth

Pro-Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean

School of Engineering & Applied Science

A leading forensic science expert on stabbing, dismemberment and knife sharpness, Sarah joined Aston University in 2017, as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and the School of Engineering & Applied Science's first female Executive Dean. 
Sarah's research portfolio includes work on the analysis of wound marks on King Richard III's skeleton, which helped establish the manner of his death. 
She is deputy chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Media experience
  • Sarah is an experienced commentator and available to comment on both broadcast and print media. She appeared on the BBC's Watchdog programme in August 2017, having tested the new toy craze - fidget spinners - for safety. 


Areas of expertise
  • Stabbing, dismemberment and knife sharpness
  • Automotive tribology
  • Surface engineering.
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To book an interview, contact Rebecca Hume on 0121 204 5159 or r.hume@aston.ac.uk