Dr Mike Biggs

Clinical Associate Professor in Forensic Pathology

East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit

Contact Details

  • Tel: 0116 252 3221
  • Office: East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, Level 3, Robert Kilpatrick Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary, PO Box 65, Leicester, LE2 7LX

Medical Qualifications

  • 2001 MB ChB – University of Dundee
  • 2004 MRCS – Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2013 FRCPath – Royal College of Pathologists

Registration and Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • British Association in Forensic Medicine
  • Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England


  • Rutty GN, Morgan B, Robinson C, Raj V, Pakkal M, Amaroso 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, published online 24th May 2017
  • Foster SN, Smith PR, Biggs M, Rutty GN, Hollinbury FE, Morley SR.  Estimation of post-mortem interval using vitreous potassium levels in cases of fatal road traffic collision.  Arch Med Sadowej Kryminol 2016;66(2):71-82
  • Adnan A, Robinson C, Biggs M, Joseph S, Morgan B, Rutty G, Adlam D.  Optical coherence tomography of re-pressurised porcine coronary arteries: A systematic study. J Forensic Radiol Imaging 2016;4:53-57
  • Robinson C, Adnan A, Adlam D, Biggs M, Rutty G, Morgan B.  Measuring pressure during coronary artery angiography in ex-vivo hearts. J Forensic Radiol Imaging 2016;4:58-62
  • Cheshire EC, Malcomson RDG, Joseph S, Biggs MJP, Adlam D, Rutty GN.  Optical clearing of the dura mater using glycerol: a reversible process to aid the post-mortem investigation of infant head injury.  Forensic Sci Med Pathol 2015;11:395-404
  • Rutty GN, Bradley CJ, Biggs MJP, Hollingbury FE, Hamilton SJ, Malcomson RDG, Holmes CW.  Detection of bacterioplankton using PCR probes as a diagnostic indicator for drowning; the Leicester experience.  Legal Medicine 2015;17:401-408
  • Coats TJ, Morgan B, Robinson C, Biggs M, Adnan A, Rutty G.  End-tidal CO2 detection during cadaveric ventilation.  Emerg Med J 2015;32:752-475.
  • Rutty GN , Biggs MJP, Brough A, Robinson C, Mistry R, Amoroso J, Deshpande A, Morgan B. Ventilated post-mortem computed tomography through the use of a definitive airway. Int J Leg Med 2015;129:325-334
  • 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
  • Robinson C, Biggs MJ, Amoroso J, Pakkal M, Morgan B, Rutty GN. Post-mortem computed tomography ventilation; simulating breath holding. Int J Leg Med 2014;128:139-146
  • 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. Int J Legal Med 2013;127:991-996
  • Rutty GN, Brough, Biggs MJP, Robinson C, Lawes SDA, Hainsworth SV. The role of micro-computed tomography in forensic investigations. Forensic Sci Int 2013;225:60-66
  • 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
  • Biggs MJP, Brown LJR, Furness PN. Online survey of current autopsy practice. J Clin Pathol 2009;62(6):525-9
  • Biggs MJP, Brown LJR, Rutty GN. Can cause of death be predicted from the pre-necropsy information provided in coroners’ cases? J Clin Pathol 2008;61:124-126
  • Biggs MJP, Swift B, Sheppard M. Myocardial Bridging: is it really a cause of sudden cardiac death? In: Tsokos M (Ed). Forensic Pathology Reviews - Volume 5. Totowa, NJ; Humana Press 2008:115-126. [ISBN 978-1-58829-832-4]
  • Biggs M, West K, McGregor A, Stephens M, Brown L, Richards C. Autopsy reports: how can we improve training and assessment? J Pathol 2007;213(S1):28A (Abstract)
  • Biggs MJP, Brown LJR, Rutty GN. Can the cause of death be predicted from the history alone? J Pathol 2006;210(S1):30A (Abstract)
  • Biggs MJP, Ravichandran D. Mammography in symptomatic women attending a rapid diagnosis breast clinic: a prospective study. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2006;88:306-308
  • Biggs MJP, Bonser RS, Cramb R. Localized Rhabdomyolysis After Exertion in a Cardiac Transplant Recipient on Statin Therapy. J Heart Lung Transplant 2006;25(3):356-357
  • Biggs MJP, Yanny L, Ravichandran D. Prospective study of the value of a ‘mammograms for all’ policy in symptomatic one-stop breast clinics. EJSO 2004;30(9)1037-1038 (Abstract)
  • Biggs MJP, Quick CA. Mysterious dysphagia. J R Soc Med 2003;96:549-550

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