Professor Guy N Rutty MBE

Chief Forensic Pathologist

East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit

Contact Details

  • Tel: 0116 252 3221
  • Office: East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, Level 3, RKCSB, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE2 7LX


  • MBBS June 1987 Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London
  • MRCPath Part 1 March 1990
  • MRCPath Final Examination awarded February 1994
  • DipRCPath (Forensic) awarded February 1996
  • FRCPath awarded 2002
  • Medical Doctorate 2002, University of Sheffield


  • 2004 - "Speaking for the Dead" Winner of the 2004 Wellcome Trust Award at the Learning on Screen conference
  • 2008 - “The Universal Biopsy Tool" Highly Commended at the 2008 Da Vinci Health Technology awards
  • 2009 - "Metropolitan Police Commendation" for organisation of Operation Torch
  • 2010 - "MBE” Queens Birthday Honours
  • 2015 – “David Jenkins Chair in Forensic and Legal Medicine”, Faculty of Forensic and Legal medicine, Royal College of Physicians

Voluntary work

Professor Rutty is a member of EMICS, the East Midlands voluntary pre-hospital doctor society who provide assistance on request to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS)

Societies Membership


Professor Rutty teaches forensic pathology to under and postgraduate medical and para-medical students. He also teaches police and other blue-light services in relation to forensic pathology and injury causation. He has taught on Post –Mortem Imaging to Coroners Continuation Training courses and the Leicester post-mortem imaging course.
Professor Rutty supervises under and post graduate degree studentships in research studies related to forensic pathology and science.
Professor Rutty has assisted the training of medical under and postgraduate students on international training course both within the fields of forensic pathology and post mortem imaging.

Research Interests

Professor Rutty is currently engaged in the following areas of themed research. For more detail on the research currently being undertaken please refer to the research and studentship links within the left hand sub-menu.

Forensic Imaging

A number of research programs are currently being undertaken considering the application of post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) to medico-legal autopsy practice. These include research into the use of PMCT angiography and ventilated PMCT.

Adult resuscitation

Research is currently being undertaken to develop a human cadaver model for resuscitation research using PMCT.

Venous drainage into children’s dura

Research is currently being undertaken to consider the venous drainage into the dura in children aged 1 year and under. This work is attempting to understand the anatomy and physiology of this region of the body. With this knowledge new research can be undertaken into the causation of subdural haemorrhage within this age group.

Weapon tool mark analysis

A number of research programs are being undertaken to consider the forces involved in the penetration of weapons into the human body and the tool marks left by them which can assist in weapon identification. This work includes the application of novel technology such as micro-computed tomography.


For the portfolio of Professor Rutty’s publications please use the links below:

Share this page:


East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
Level 3, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE2 7LX
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3221
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3274

General enquiries 


AccessAble logo

The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building.