Public engagement project
Our Citizens' Jury plays a major role in influencing and supporting the way in which forensic science research is planned, conducted and communicated
Our Citizens' Jury plays a major role in influencing and supporting the way in which forensic science research is planned, conducted and communicated. It is made up of representatives from members of the public from Dundee and the surrounding areas.
The Citizens' Jury works in partnership with other members of the public, our researchers and some of our stakeholders (these include the judiciary, forensic scientists and the police) to help us plan our research and to aid in the communication of forensic science to the public.
The position is voluntary but training and support will be provided, and all travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Roles and responsibilities
As a member of the jury you would need to:
- attend in person (at least one meeting per 12 months)
- be available: to make comments on activities you are asked about via email or in person
- represent: the views of the LRCFS at other meetings you may be asked to attend
- contribute to discussions, events and activities that you are invited to where appropriate
What you will need to be part of our Citizens' Jury
- Time (we expect to hold meetings of 1-2 hours every few months)
- You must be aged 16 or over to participate.
- Positions on the Citizens' Jury will last for a period of 12 - 18 months
- You do not need to have any specialised knowledge of Forensic Science, the legal system or research
- You will be able to access support and advice from the Citizens’ Jury lead, Dr Heather Doran. We will also provide access to resources that the Citizens’ Jury members may need in order to make decisions (for example literature, glossaries of terms). We will support your involvement by asking for regular feedback on your experience and responding to their needs
Project lead(s)Dr Heather Doran
Recruitment is currently closed
+44 (0)1382 388091LRCFSPublicEngagement@Dundee.ac.uk