15 Oct 2018

Daniell Lecture 2018 with Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, Director of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid will be delivering the prestigious Daniell Lecture at King's College London this week. The Daniell Lectures are delivered by internationally renowned scientists and cover a topic of current interest and excitement. Speakers are chosen not only for their outstanding contribution to modern scientific knowledge, but also for their ability to communicate the essence of their research to a young audience. Professor Niamh Nic Daeid who is the Director of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Her specialisms include fire investigation, clandestine...

Daniell Lecture 2018 with Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, Director of Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

8 Oct 2018

Professor Dame Sue Black appointed President of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

LRCFS Advisory Board Member Professor Dame Sue Black has been appointed President of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) - the world's longest-established scholarly association deticated to the promotion of the study of humankind. Professor Black, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University said she was ‘honoured and delighted.’ “This august professional body has been at the forefront of promoting teaching, research and engagement in anthropology and is recognised globally for its academic acumen. There are exciting times ahead for th...

Professor Dame Sue Black appointed President of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

4 Oct 2018

The role of forensic anthropology in disaster victim identification – Published Review

Dr Lucina Hackman from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science has recently published a review paper covering the role of forensic anthropology in disaster victim identification (DVI) and how recent operations have provided valuable lessons to the process. The review was published in Forensic Sciences Research on 2 Oct. It was written with colleagues at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Department of Forensic Services in Australia and the Institute of Legal Medicine in Paris and is freely available online. Identification of victims in a mass fatality scenario is an important mark of respe...

The role of forensic anthropology in disaster victim identification – Published Review

1 Oct 2018

The Future of Crime Scene Investigations at Cafe Science Dundee

Roy Mudie presented at Cafe Science Dundee on Monday 17 October. He spoke about his work and research with the Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science on new technology and how it might help support forensic investigations of crime scenes in the future. Real-life crime scenes are so very different from how you see them on TV.  We are all familiar with the typical crime scene in TV and films, featuring white-suited experts working indoors, in a large, tidy space that happens to have a dead body in it. Real crime scenes can be cluttered, cramped, noisy and chaotic, and forensic experts need all the help ...

The Future of Crime Scene Investigations at Cafe Science Dundee

1 Oct 2018

(CLOSED) Winton Fellow for communicating statistics, risk, and uncertainty in Forensic Science

We are looking for a Fellow - Post Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) - in the area of communicating science, in particular, communicating statistics, risk, and uncertainty, who has interest in applying this knowledge to the legal sphere as well as to broader non-specialist audiences. The selected individual, funded by Winton philanthropies, will become part of a team based at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) at the University of Dundee, UK. LRCFS is a 10 year £10 Million project funded by the Leverhulme Trust that aims to create productive and disruptive change in the...

(CLOSED) Winton Fellow for communicating statistics, risk, and uncertainty in Forensic Science