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DNA Principal Forensics:

  • Forensic science CONSULTANCY, DNA specialist
  • Independent CASE REVIEWS of forensic evidence for prosecution & defence in criminal & civil cases
  • LECTURES & TRAINING for forensic scientists & others in the Criminal Justice System & university students 
    • Evaluating DNA evidence & in Case Assessment & Interpretation
  • Advice & guidance on DNA INTERPRETATION, Case Assessment & Interpretation

Please note that I do not have DNA laboratory facilities and cannot carry out DNA analysis, although I may be able to suggest accredited companies who can assist if required.

Sue Pope

I have been a forensic scientist since 1987, working since 2012 as an independent consultant with my company DNA Principal Forensics.

  • Providing forensic reviews & giving evidence at Court

Other recent projects include:

  • Working with NRGD on standards for reporting activity level evaluation for DNA
  • EU project in Croatia on Disaster Victim Identification
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Scientist in residence at Reading University (Chemistry for all program)
  • Expert witness training for Leicester University PhD students on Intrepid program

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Previous Forensic Experience

I worked at the Forensic Science Service from 1987-2011; initially as a DNA researcher, then as a court going scientist introducing new DNA techniques, in the Interpretation Group on the Case Assessment & Interpretation project and then as the Principal Scientist for DNA interpretation.

  • Research & development of DNA techniques
  • Carrying out DNA analysis & presenting expert evidence in courts in the UK and abroad, in New Zealand, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Belgium & Albania
  • Validation, audit and quality investigations
  • Published many papers in peer reviewed journals & presented findings at  national & international conferences
  • Specialist training & development for DNA & other evidence types for scientists within the FSS & other forensic organisations across Europe, for members of the Criminal Justice System including senior police officers, lawyers & judges

Member of the Principal Forensic Services group

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