Prominent role for criminologist with professional body for forensic sciences

Posted by pt91 at Feb 04, 2015 02:55 PM |
Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences invites Dr Lisa Smith to join its Council

A Leicester criminologist is to become a member of the Council of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, the UK professional body for forensic sciences.

Dr Lisa Smith has been invited to take on the role of Link Coordinator and will focus on strengthening links between the society and academic institutions and practitioners.

She will also take the lead on further developing the membership of the society, to ensure that the society continues to attract members from a wide range of forensic disciplines including forensic practitioners, academics, researchers, and students both nationally and internationally.

Dr Smith is based in the University’s Department of Criminology and is also involved in the ongoing investigation into the historic Blazing Car Murder.

She said: “I have been a professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for a number of years, and I believe that the society plays a crucial role supporting the forensic sciences in the UK and internationally.  So, naturally I am very excited to take on this role on the council of trustees, and also grateful to the society for recognising my ongoing contributions and allowing me to work more closely with them to shape the future of forensic science practice and research.”

Dr Anya Hunt, CEO of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, said: “I am delighted that Dr Lisa Smith has agreed to be co-opted to serve on the council of Trustees for the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. Lisa is a highly motivated and active member of the Forensic Science community and I think she will bring a new energy to the role of Link Coordinator. Lisa has a large network of connection that we hope she will call upon to help extend Society Membership. I am looking forward to working with her on this and am grateful for her commitment to the Professional body.”

The Society provides a range of excellent benefits for its members, including continuing professional development, conferences and workshops, certificates of professional competence as well as supporting research and innovation in forensic science.  As the professional body for forensic sciences in the UK, the Society relies on strong membership and the Link Coordinator role is crucial to ensure that the Society is able to meet its strategic vision.

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