Charlotte Pilbeam

Charlotte Pilbeam BSc, MSc

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

Charlotte Kate Pilbeam has worked at the University of Greenwich since January 2011, initially as a Forensic Technician, supporting the teaching and development of the Forensic Science and Forensic Science with Criminology programmes. In March 2018 Charlotte was promoted to Lecturer in Forensic Science and Senior Lecturer in October 2022.

Prior to working for the University of Greenwich Charlotte worked for the University of Kent as a Postgraduate Demonstrator and Outreach Assistant. During which time she also worked as an Evening Tutor for Link Education.

Charlotte has undertaken various placements with Sussex, Kent and the Metropolitan Police services, whilst studying her research based masters.

In a developing and constantly evolving field Charlotte is acutely aware of the latest advances and has a passion for attending specialist events and training opportunities.

Responsibilities within the university

Member of the Faculty of Outreach and Recruitment Committee


Associate member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (ACSFS)

Research / Scholarly interests

Charlotte's previous experience is in Electrochemical etching to reveal erased VIN's (Vehicle Identification Number's), in the detection of vehicle fraud. She maintains an avid interest in fraud detection and prevention and has recently been given the opportunity to study a PhD at Greenwich.

Charlotte's PhD research aims to utilise microbiology (specifically bacteriology) in contributing to increasing the accuracy of PMI (Post Mortem Interval) estimates.