Prof. Martin Evison - Research Group Leader
Martin joined NUCFS from the University of Toronto where he was Director of the Forensic Science Program. Martin originally studied Genetics and went on to work professionally in computing before returning to academia to complete an MSc in Environmental Archaeology and a PhD in Ancient DNA at Sheffield University where, as a member of the Department of Forensic Pathology, Martin developed a regional practice in forensic anthropology, and led a research group investigating molecular and computational approaches to human identification.
Martin has given expert evidence on forensic archaeology and anthropology, facial identification and the potential for innocent transfer of DNA; and contributed to human rights abuse investigations in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the Balkans. Martin on the identification of desaparecidos in Brazil in collaboration with Dr Marco Guimarães of the Centro de Medicina Legal, Universidade de São Paulo in Ribeirão Preto.
Martin’s main research interests continue to be in biometric and genetic approaches to human identification, and in theory in forensic science including questions of certainty and dimensions of policy.
Martin is the UK National Contact Point for the EU FP7 EURFORGEN Network of Excellence in Forensic Genetics.
For a summary of Martin’s recent publications, click here.