The evaluation of geochemical analysis for forensic provenance evaluation and interpretation
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
120 hour placement with West Midlands Police Forenisc Unit - here I had the opportunity to work in central submissions, ballistics, digital forensics and crime scene analysis
I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...
WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC
After the completion of my undergraduate dissertation I wanted to pursue research in forensic geoscience while incorporating a multidisciplinary aspect which the UCL SECReT course allows me to do.
I am interested in analytical chemistry techniques such as AAS, ICP-MS, ICP-AES and others and how they may be applied to the analysis of geological, anthropogenic and other environmental trace materials. In my MRes/PhD project I will be testhing these techniques in order to establish to what degree they can be effectively used on samples of unknown or mixed provenance.
WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING
Baking, watching films (action/comedy/horror), read graphic novels or books with a crime/thriller genre and play computer games.
MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS
To continue research into the use of analytical chemistry techniques in a forensic context, either in industry or academia.
WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM
I am currently funded by AWE Plc and ESPRC but would invite any other organisations or professionals to get in contact if they are interested in my research area.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
None to date
Future Security Conference 2012 - Bonn, Germany.