9 Aug 2018

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid attends Scientific Advisory Board meeting of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

On 21 and 22 June 2018, the Office of the Prosecutor (the "Office") of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") held its 5th annual meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board (the "Board") of the Office, at the seat of the Court in The Hague, The Netherlands.  The Board provides recommendations to the ICC Prosecutor, Mrs Fatou Bensouda, on the latest developments in new and emerging technologies, and scientific methods and procedures that can further reinforce the Office's capabilities in the collection, management and analysis of scientific evidence relating to the investigation and...

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid attends Scientific Advisory Board meeting of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

8 Aug 2018

(CLOSED) Post doctoral Research Assistant in risk and bias in decision making

We are seeking an exceptionally talented social science researcher who has a background and interest in exploring human decision making with specific interest in the understanding of evaluating risk and bias in decision making.  The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is a 10 year £10 Million project with the remit to disrupt positively the current forensic science ecosystem.You will have a background in law, social science or criminology research with specific interests in bias and exploring the interface between science and law around effectiveness, communication and risk. You shou...

(CLOSED) Post doctoral Research Assistant in risk and bias in decision making

26 Jul 2018

Research projects on transfer and persistence of evidence and DNA analysis automation presented by MSc students

MSc students who have been working with the Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science investigating the transfer and length of time evidence, such as pollen and semen, persists on clothing and the testing of automation of DNA evidence analysis presented their research projects today. The presentations were delivered to scientists from the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Strathclyde, representatives from Police Scotland and forensic science practitioners. Students Melissa Lawson, Stephanie Green and Stewart Doyle from the University of Strathclyde MSc program in Forensic Science carried out their in...

Research projects on transfer and persistence of evidence and DNA analysis automation presented by MSc students

13 Jul 2018

(CLOSED) PhD in Forensic DNA analysis

Forensic DNA analysis has for the past 30 years used fundamentally the same DNA markers. However, as DNA detection and amplification technologies have improved increasing numbers of forensic samples contain DNA from multiple contributors this coupled with the limited number of DNA targets being exploited leads to difficulty in interpreting the data. Unfortunately, this can result in inconsistent or conflicting results. This has resulted in the courts increasingly questioning the validity of some DNA evidence. In order to address these problems, we are offering the opportunity to study for a PhD in the fiel...

(CLOSED) PhD in Forensic DNA analysis

11 Jul 2018

LRCFS PhD student wins 3 Minute Thesis competition

Congratulations to PhD student Roy Mudie who is the University’s first representative in a national competition challenging early-career researchers to explain their work quickly and effectively to non-specialist audiences. Roy beat five other Dundee students to win the University’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) final. The competition asks doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their work and its significance in just three minutes. He will now go forward to the national semi-final coordinated by Vitae, where he will be pitted against PhD students from un...

LRCFS PhD student wins 3 Minute Thesis competition