Claire Robinson

Advanced Practioner Forensic Imaging

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Contact details

  • Tel: 0116 258 6890
  • Email:
  • Office: Level 2 Windsor Building, Radiology Dept. Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW


Claire is the Advanced Practitioner for Forensic Imaging at University Hospitals of Leicester. She manages the post mortem imaging service which includes providing imaging for forensic, coronial and hospital post mortem investigations for paediatrics and adults. She also works on the post mortem imaging research projects.

Claire has more than 12 years’ experience in forensic and post post-mortem imaging. This includes ballistics studies, PMCT, PMCT angiography including TWGPAM (technical working group for post-mortem angiography methods) whole body angiography, coronary targeted coronary angiography, ventilation and Richard III.

Claire assists on national and local DVI planning and training and been involved in DVI incidents in the UK and abroad.

She is also completing a PhD (see research below).


  • BSc (Hons) (2001) Cranfield University
  • MSc  (2007) Anglia Ruskin University

Research interests

  • Developing the role and scope of PMCT
    Imaging replacing an invasive autopsy.
  • Claire is currently completing a PhD, funded by a NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, looking at diagnosing coronary artery disease as a cause of death. 


  1. Coats TJ, Morgan B, Robinson C, Biggs M, Adnan A, Rutty G. End-tidal CO2 detection during cadaveric ventilation. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2015 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Robinson C. Post Mortem CT. Imaging and Therapy Practice 2015 (1) ; 9-13
  3. Morgan B, Alminyah A, Cala A, O'Donnell C, Elliott D, Gorincour G, Hofman P,  Lino  M, Makino Y, Moskata A, Robinson C, Rutty G.N, Sajantila A, Vallis J, Woodford N, Woźniak K, Viner M.  Use of post-mortem computed tomography in Disaster Victim Identification. Positional statement of the members of the Disaster Victim Identification working group of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging; Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging 2014; 2; 114-116
  4. Brough A, Morgan B, Robinson C, Black S, Cunningham C, Adams C, Rutty, G.N. A minimum data set approach to Post-Mortem Computed Tomography reporting for anthropological biological profiling. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology 2014; 10(4): 504-512
  5. Rutty G.N , Biggs M.J., Brough A, Robinson C, Mistry R, Amoroso J, Deshpande A, Morgan B. Ventilated post-mortem computed tomography through the use of a definitive airway. International  Journal of Legal Medicine 2015;129:325-334
  6. Clarke M, McGregor A, Robinson C, Amoroso J, Morgan B, Rutty G.N.Identifying the correct cause of death; the role of post-mortem computed tomography in sudden unexplained death. Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. 2014; 2(4): 210-212
  7. Appleby J , Rutty G.N, Hainsworth S.V, Woosnam-Savage R.C, Morgan B, Brough A, Earp R.W, Robinson C, King T.E, Morris M, Buckley R. Perimortem trauma in King Richard III: a skeletal analysis. The Lancet 2015;  385 ( 9964): 253–259
  8. Adlam D, Morgan B, Robinson C, Biggs M, Adnan A, Rutty GN. Optimisation of post-mortem cardiac computed tomography compared to optical coherence tomography and histopathology. Letter to editor. Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. 2014. 21-APR-2014 DOI information: 10.1016/j.jofri.2014.03.010
  9. Morgan B, Adlam D, Robinson C, Pakkal M, Rutty G. Adult post-mortem imaging in traumatic and cardiorespiratory death and its relation to clinical radiological imaging British Journal of Radiology 2014;  87 (1036), 20130662
  10. Appleby J,  Mitchell P D, Robinson C, Brough A, Rutty G, Harris R, Thompson D, Morgan B.  The scoliosis of Richard III, last Plantagenet King of England: diagnosis and clinical significance.  The Lancet 2014; 383 (9932): 1944
  11. Robinson C, Biggs MJ, Amorosa J, Pakkal M, Morgan B, Rutty GN. Post-mortem computed tomography ventilation; simulating breath holding. International  Journal of Legal Medicine 2014; 128: 139-146
  12. Adlam D, Joseph S, Robinson C, Rousseau C, Barber J, Biggs M, Morgan B, Rutty G. Coronary optical coherence tomography: minimally invasive virtual histology as part of targeted post-mortem computed tomography angiography. International Journal of Legal Medicine 2013; 127: 991-6
  13. Rutty GN, Brough A, Biggs MJ, Robinson C, Lawes SD, Hainsworth SV. The role of micro-computed tomography in forensic investigations. Forensic Science International 2013; 225: 60-6
  14. Robinson C, Barber J, Amoroso J,  Morgan B, Rutty G.  Pump injector system applied to targeted post-mortem coronary artery angiography  International Journal of Legal Medicine 2013;  127(3): 661-666
  15. Morgan B, Biggs M. J, Barber J, Raj V, Amoroso J, Hollingbury F. E, Robinson C, Rutty G.N.  Accuracy of targeted post-mortem computed tomography coronary angiography compared to assessment of serial histological sections. International Journal of Legal medicine 2013; 127(4):  809-817
  16. Rutty G.N, Brough A, Biggs M.J, Robinson C, Lawes S.D, Hainsworth  S.V. The role of micro-Computed Tomography in forensic investigations.  Forensic Science International 2013; 225 (1-3):  60-66
  17. Saunders SL, Morgan B, Raj V, Robinson CE, Rutty GN.  Targeted post-mortem computed tomography cardiac angiography: proof of concept.  International Journal of Legal Medicine 2011; 125 (4): 609-16
  18. Rutty G.N, Robinson C, Morgan B, Black S, Adams C, Webster P. Fimag: the United Kingdom Disaster Victim/Forensic Identification Imaging System. Journal of Forensic Science 2009; 54 (6): 1438-1442
  19. Robinson, C., Eisma, R., Morgan, B., Jeffery, A., Graham, E.A.M., Black, S., Rutty, G.N. Anthropological Measurement of Lower Limb and Foot Bones Using Multi-Detector Computed Tomography. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2008;  53 (6); 1289-1295 
  20. Jeffery AJ, Rutty GN, Robinson C, Morgan B. Computed tomography of projectile injuries. Clinical Radiology 2008; 63(10): 1160-1166
  21. Rutty G.N, Boyce P, Robinson C, Jeffery A.J, Morgan B. The role of computed tomography in terminal ballistics analysis. International Journal of Legal Medicine; 2008; 122(1):1-5
  22. Rutty G.N, Robinson C, BouHaidar R, Jeffrey A.J, Morgan B. The role of mobile computed tomography in mass fatality incidents Journal of Forensic Sciences 2007; 52 (6): 1343 – 1349
  23. Rutty G.N, Robinson C, Jeffrey A, Morgan B. Mobile computed tomography for mass fatality investigations Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology 2007; 3(2): 138-45

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