Forensic Science Conference at Leicester 1st March 2018

INTREPID Conference: Innovation through collaboration

This conference will take place on Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March 2018 at College Court Conference Centre and Hotel, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF


  • To celebrate the end of the INTREPID Forensics project
  • To showcase the added value of collaboration in forensic science
  • To break down barriers between people involved in this field
  • To create an environment to stimulate cross-disciplinary discussions

Objectives/learning outcomes

Attendees will gain:

  • A full understanding of the outcomes of the INTREPID programme.
  • Increased understanding of interdisciplinarity and the potential of forensic science, through the exploration of current projects and future opportunities.
  • Opportunity to participate in discussions about key topics affecting the future of forensics.

Target Audience

As the INTREPID programme is all about developing future forensic researchers, this event is open to (but not limited to) students, academics, forensic practitioners, police, funding bodies, legal practitioners and those working in the commercial industry.

Conference booking

We kindly ask that when Society members are booking for this event they use the same email address for contact as they do for logging in – otherwise you may not get the membership discounted rate.  If quoting a purchase number, a copy of the offical purchase order must be emailed to – otherwise your place is not confirmed and not guarenteed!

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Cancellation charges: Refunds on cancelled places is not possible, however places are transferable at no extra charge.

Provisional Programme

Day one: Thursday 1st March 2018
12:00 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 13:10 Welcoming address
13:10 – 14:30 INTREPID Forensics: Innovation through collaboration
14:40 – 15:10 Refreshments
15:10 – 15:40 Keynote speaker
Dr David Charlton, Quality Manager, Surrey & Sussex Police
15:40 – 16:40 Interactive workshop 1: Collaborating in research and funding applications
19:00 – 23.59 Conference Dinner: The Murder Mystery Company
Day two: Friday 2nd March 2018
09.30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:30 Title tbc 
Dr Claire Gwinett, Associate Professor in Forensic and Crime Science Staffordshire University
10:30 – 11:00 Title tbc
Claire Millar, Forensic Services Manager, Staffordshire Police and David Flatman-Fairs, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, Staffordshire University
11:00 – 11:30 Refreshments
11:30 – 12:30 Interactive workshop 2: The building blocks of teamwork
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (served in the restaurant)
13:30 – 14:00 Title tbc
Duncan McCarthy, Senior Sergeant, Fingerprint Bureau, Queensland Police Service
14:00 – 15:00 Interactive Workshop 3: Future Challenges
15:00 – 15:30 Closing remarks/close of conference


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