Presentation on theme: "Forensic Services Research and Development 31st March 2015 Tom Nelson Director."— Presentation transcript:
Forensic Services Research and Development 31st March 2015 Tom Nelson Director
Why are we here? Forensic Services SPA To demonstrate that any scientific organisation is healthy they need to have links with academia and a research activities University links In Scotland with SIPR
Forensic Science laboratories in UK The Forensic Science Service Association of Forensic Science Providers (AFSP) The environment in Scotland -2007, 2010 and 2013 The model in Scotland creates great opportunity to focus on value added To date
Aims To increase the research and development capability and capacity of Forensic Services SPA; and To increase the level of knowledge transfer in support of Forensic Services SPA aims and objectives.
Key Research Areas for discussion 1.Development of methods drugs and toxicology –NPS’s 2.Biology:- Cell type identification using mRNA Next generation Sequencing 3.Fingerprints:- Image quality remote transmission Investigate quantitative models and interpretation of Fp evidence. 4.Streamlining the validation of new techniques 5.Effective decision making and cognitive bias 6.Enhancement of multi-media technologies