Dr Georgina Meakin

Research Fellow


Address:
UCL Department of Security and Crime Science,
35 Tavistock Square, London,
WC1H 9EZ

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3275

Georgina Meakin


Georgina joined UCL JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences in September 2013 as a Research Fellow in Crime and Forensic Science. With a background in molecular genetics, Georgina completed an MSc in Forensic and Analytical Science at the University of Huddersfield, including a placement conducting forensic DNA research at the Forensic Science Service Ltd. Later, she went on to practice as a Forensic Scientist at The Forensic Institute in Glasgow, during which time, she was involved in over 100 cases throughout the UK and in New York, mostly centred around the interpretation and evaluation of DNA evidence. Georgina has provided written and oral evidence and has attended courts in all jurisdictions of the UK as an Expert Witness or a Consulting Expert. Georgina’s research is focussed on the transfer and persistence of DNA and other trace evidence. She is particularly interested in the indirect transfer of DNA and how this affects the evaluation of trace DNA in casework. She is developing international collaborations to raise the profile of this important area of research.

Relevant Publications

Meakin, G. & Jamieson, A. (2013). DNA Transfer: Review and implications for casework. Forensic Sci. Int.: Genetics. 7: 434-443.

Jamieson, A., Bader, S., Meakin, G. & Mullen, C. (2011). Two-, three-, and four-person mixtures in forensic casework: difficulties and questions. Croat. Med. J. 52: 653-656.

Meakin, G. & Mullen, C. (2011). Chapter 13: DNA Profiling. In Identification: Investigation, Trial and Scientific Evidence, Bogan, P. & Roberts, A., 2nd edition. 

Jamieson, A. & Meakin, G. (2010). “Experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes”. The Barrister Magazine.

Relevant talks and conferences

2011. ‘DNA Transfer’ seminar to the Glasgow Bar Association for CPD. 

2011. ‘Chasing Challenge (in sexual assault)’ seminar to Forbes Solicitors for educational purposes. 

2010. ‘Chasing Challenge’ seminar to the Glasgow Bar Association for CPD. 

2010. Jamieson, A. & Meakin, G. W5. A collaborative large scale study of DNA transfer. Workshop abstract in 6th National FORREST Conference. 

2009 & 2008. ‘DNA profiling in CSI: Can a criminal really be identified in just a few hours?’ guest lecture to the MENSA society at the University of Huddersfield’s forensic science days.

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