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Nomination of Referees for Research Proposals in Forensic Science for Research Councils UK (RCUK)

The Forensic Science Society Consultation

The Forensic Science Society has been invited by Research Councils UK (RCUK) to assist in obtaining names to act as potential referees of research proposals in forensic science.  Members of the Society cover many specialties and these have been contacted as part of the consultation exercise.  Universities accredited by the Society have also been included.  These are:

Anglia Ruskin University
University of Abertay, Dundee
University of Central Lancashire
Cranfield University
University of Derby,
De Montfort University
University of Glamorgan
University of Huddersfield
Keele University
University of Kent Canterbury
Kings College London
University of Lincoln
Nottingham Trent University
University of Portsmouth
The Robert Gordon University
Staffordshire University
University of Strathclyde
Teesside University
The University of the West of England
University of Wolverhampton
University of Worcester

In addition to the above, the Society is committed to consultation with the broad forensic community and with groups/bodies whose work impacts or contributes to forensic science.  These bodies include:

Association of Anatomical Pathology Technologists (AAPT)
Association of Applied Biologists (AAB)

Association of Forensic Science Providers (AFSP)

British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS)
British Association of Forensic Anthropology (BAFA)
British Association for Forensic Human Identification (BAHID)
British Association of Forensic Medicine (BAFM)
British Association of Forensic Odontology (BAFO)
British Computer Society-The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)
British Pharmacological Society
British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)
British Toxicology Society

European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP)
European Ground Penetrating Radar Association
European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (R & D Standing Committee)
Fingerprint Society
Forensic Geoscience Group
Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry Network (FIRMS)

Geological Society of London (The Geological Society)

Imperial College London Department of Computing
Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)
International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics
International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR)
International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF)
International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG)

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe (NICOLE)

Queens University Belfast Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)

Royal College of Pathologists
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

Society of Biology
Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)
Soil and Ground Water Technology Association (SAGTA)

The James Hutton Institute

UK and Ireland Association of Forensic Toxicologists

Birkbeck University of London Department of Biological Sciences
University of Bath Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Birmingham School of Biosciences
University of Bradford School of Life Sciences
University of Bournemouth School of Applied Sciences
University of Dundee Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification
University of East Anglia Department of Chemistry
University of Glasgow Forensic Medicine and Science
University of Hull Department of Chemistry
University of Kent School of Physical Sciences
University of Leeds School of Electronic and Electrical engineering
University of Leicester East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre
University College London JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences
University of Northumbria Department of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences
University of Northumbria Centre for Forensic Science
University of Sheffield Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Sunderland Faculty of Applied Sciences
University of York Department of Language and Linguistic Science

The lead, or other named contact, of these bodies/university departments is asked to inform their research active members/colleagues about this consultation.

If your organisation or interest group/specialty is not included in the list and is directly relevant, please contact the Society by emailing for details of becoming involved.