Professor Niamh Nic Daéid
Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Research
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- University of Dundee Dow Street Dundee DD1 5EH Scotland, UK
Niamh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin and received her doctorate in bio inorganic chemistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Open University.
Niamh has published over 100 peer reviewed research papers in the forensic sciences and delivered over 150 conference presentations at National and International conferences.
A comparison of the extraction of amphetamine and methylamphetamine from river water and sediment samples using molecular imprinted polymers (MIPs) followed by chromatographic analysis, W Wongniramaikul, A Choodum and N.Nic Daéid, Forensic Science International, in press, 2014
Niamh has been involved in the development of policy and practice in forensic science, particularly in fire investigation for a number of years and leads teams developing protocols for professional practice in fire investigation for both the UK and Europe.
She held a position on council of the Chartered Society for Forensic Science (the UK professional body) for 9 years. She was also editor in chief of Science and Justice for 6 years. Niamh is the current chair of the European fire and explosion investigation working group of ENFSI (the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) and chairs the coordinating committee for the INTERPOL forensic science managers symposium. She also serves as vice chair of the scientific advisory board of the International Criminal Court.
She has received awards for her research as well as for public engagement through leading the development of Strathclyde University’s hugely successful first MOOC an ‘introduction to forensic science’ which won a National iTech award for technology and innovation in 2014.