Dr Frances Hollingbury

Clinical Associate Professor in Forensic Pathology

East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit

Contact Information

Email:  fh97@le.ac.uk


  • June 2005 MBChB, Sheffield University
  • March 2009 FRCPath Part 1
  • June 2012 FRCPath Part 2

Membership of Societies

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
  • British Association in Forensic Medicine
  • Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences


  • Rutty GN, Morgan B, Robinson C, Raj V, Pakkal M, Amoroso J, Visser T, Saunders S, Biggs M, Hollingbury F, McGregor A, West K, Richards C, Brown L, Harrison R, Hew R. Diagnostic accuracy of post-mortem CT with targeted coronary angiography versus autopsy for coroner-requested post-mortem investigations: a prospective, masked, comparison study. Lancet. 2017 May 24. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Foster SN, Smith PR, Biggs M, Rutty GN, Hollingbury FE, Morley SR. Estimation of postmortem interval using vitreous potassium levels in cases of fatal road traffic collision. Arch Med Sadowej Kryminol. 2016;66(2):71-82
  • Rutty GN, Bradley CJ, Biggs MJ, Hollingbury FE, Hamilton SJ, Malcomson RD, Holmes CW. Detection of bacterioplankton using PCR probes as a diagnostic indicator for drowning; the Leicester experience. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2015 Sep;17(5):401-8
  • Rutty GN, Hollingbury FE, Morgan B. Post-mortem computed tomography visualised fire related post-mortem changes of the head. J Forensic Radiol Imaging. 2015; 3: 235-237
  • Fronczek J, Hollingbury F, Biggs M, Rutty G.  The role of histology in forensic autopsies: is histological examination always necessary to determine a cause of death?  Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2014;10:39-43
  • Morgan B, Biggs MJ, Barber J, Raj V, Amoroso J, Hollingbury FE, Robinson C, Rutty GN.  Accuracy of targeted post-mortem computed tomography coronary angiography compared to assessment of serial histological sections.  Int J Legal Med 2013;127:809-817
  • Cross SS, Lippitt J, Mitchell A, Hollingsbury F, Balasubramanian SP, Reed MW, Eaton C, Catto JW, Hamdy F, Winder SJ. Expression of beta-dystroglycan is reduced or absent in many human carcinomas.
    Histopathology. 2008 Nov;53(5):561-6.

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