On this page





+44 (0)1382 384560


Ewing Building


Professor Niamh Nic Daeid is Director of the award winning Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) the 10 year mission is to provide a robust underpinning for the scientific evidence presented in our Courts. She is a Chartered Chemist and an authorised Forensic Chemist with specialisms including fire investigation, clandestine drug chemistry and explosives.  

She undertakes forensic casework, primarily in fire scene investigation and has appeared as an expert witness for the Courts. She has chaired the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) fire and explosion Investigation working group, the INTERPOL forensic science managers symposium and was deputy chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds fellowships with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, the Royal Statistical Society, the UK Association of Fire Investigators and the Chartered Society of Forensic Science. She has received many awards for her work including the Stephen Fry Award for public engagement, the ENFSI Distinguished Forensic Scientist award and the Peter Ganci award for services to fire investigation. 


Evidence Chamber poster

Press Release

Top crime writers who have devised countless gruesome killings will guess whodunit when an interactive theatre piece co-developed at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) makes its online debut next week.

Published on 16 July 2020


The University of Dundee’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) is tasked with ‘disrupting positively’ forensic science

Published on 19 April 2019

Portrait photo of Niamh Nic Daeid

Press Release

The University of Dundee’s Professor Niamh Nic Daeid will this week represent the institution at one of the largest global celebrations of science

Published on 18 March 2019