Forensic Science Week 2019

The 15 -22 of September is Forensic Science Week!  We want you to join us this week to explore some of our work and contribute to forensic science experiments.

At the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee we are carrying out research to raise the standards of forensic science used in our courts. We are a £10 Million Centre funded by the Leverhulme Trust with aims of disrupting the current landscape and forensic science ecosystem.

We have research projects investigating new methods for the transfer and persistence of evidence, enhancing the detection of illicit drugs, explosives and bodily fluids to the Future of DNA analysis and many more.

Although you can read about what we are doing you can also get involved with our research at home or in schools. Our citizen science projects provide opportunities for people to contribute to increasing our understanding of the world, which is vitally important to forensic scientists.

Based in or near Dundee? There are even more opportunities for you to connect with us! You can find out more about our work at our Festival of the Future events on the 19 and 20 October. These events will give members of the public opportunities to analyse some fictional scientific evidence and encourage discussion of the value and weight different evidence types might have in court.  

We are also happy to come and visit schools and workplaces to run our experiments with you get in touch LRC@dundee.ac.uk.

Get to know our team through their profiles and podcasts.

We regularly present written and oral evidence to select committees in the House of Commons, the House of Lords and to other bodies and stand committed with partners from across the justice system  to bring change to the current situation and Professor Niamh NicDaeid the Director of LRCFS spoke with Adam Rutherford on the BBC’s Inside Science radio show about our approach.

In August Dr Lucina Hackman started her Winston Churchill Fellowship looking at the relationships between forensic science and criminal justice systems in Australia and Canada. She spoke with ABC Australia about her work and project.

Over Forensic Science Week we will be sharing video and content from the Centre relating to our work and people. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to interact with us online and find out more about our work.