University of Leicester: East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit

Established in 2001 and situated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit combines high quality research covering a wide range of aspects of forensic medicine and science with a forensic pathology service provision to the East Midlands and other national and international organisations.

Latest News

Richard III discovery at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition

Dr Alison Brough is representing the EMFPU at the Royal Society Exhibition. Press Release.

Leicester pioneers introduce new imaging autopsy service to the NHS  

University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals researchers introduce novel new service to NHS in Leicestershire. Press Release.

FFLMProfessor Rutty has been awarded the David Jenkins Chair for 2015/16 by The Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Professor Guy Rutty MBE appointed by East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme
East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme (EMICS) has announced the appointment of Professor Guy Rutty MBE as a Volunteer Emergency Doctor. Press Release.

Premier International meeting in radiology and imaging to be hosted in Leicester 2015

The University of Leicester will host a major joint meeting of the world’s leading forensic/autopsy radiology and imaging groups – the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) – from May 14 to 16, 2015. Press Release.

King Richard III

The University has revealed new film footage that for the first time details the potential killer blow that claimed the life of King Richard III.

The video sequence shows the dramatic injury to the base of the skull as well as the inside of the top of the skull - and is part of a package of 26 films charting the scientific and archaeological investigations led by the project team.

Among the sequences there is one that has never been released before showing the moment when Professor Guy Rutty of East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit found the potential killer blow. Read more.

Further reading; The Lancet, Sky News, BBC News, & University of Leicester Press Release


Forensic Pathology
Outdoors_scene_1 The Unit provides a suspicious and homicide forensic pathology service for the five East Midlands police forces.  Read more...
Forensic Imaging
CT image of skullThe Unit provides diagnostic use of, and research into the use of, computed tomography in modern autopsy practice. Read more...
Forensic Engineering

Bottle Stabbing

The Unit undertakes research into current issues surrounding sharp force penetration. Read more...

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East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit
Level 3, Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Leicester, LE2 7LX
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3221
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3274

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