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.

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EMAHSNUniversity of Leicester autopsy and safety reporting research in prestigious awards shortlist

The East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, based at the University of Leicester, has been shortlisted for the award category 'Innovation Through Integration'. Their innovation is a computed tomography (CT) service, which is an alternative to the traditional invasive autopsy requested by Her Majesty’s (HM) Coroners for the investigation of sudden natural death. Rather than invasive techniques, the service uses advanced imaging techniques during post mortems. Press release.

SJH Side View Profile"How to catch a killer"

Dr Hamilton will be presenting alongside Silent Witness's Emilia Fox at this year's Radio Times Festival this Friday (25th September). They will be discussing "How to catch a killer" as the show approaches its 20th anniversary. Further information.

Scanning technology helps bring answers to Shoreham tragedy

Forensic pathologist Dr Michael Biggs from the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit, based at the University of Leicester, undertook the post-mortem examinations following the recent tragedy. His familiarity with post-mortem CT scanning allowed information to be obtained quickly and without the need to resort to invasive techniques. 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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