The AAPT are delighted to announce a further members only webinar on Diatom analysis in forensic science
Dr Kirstie Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Bioscience at Liverpool John Moores University
Webinar title: Diatom analysis in forensic science
This presentation will introduce diatoms, a type of microalgae, and assess their value as forensic indicators in legal investigations. The application of diatoms within forensic pathology to diagnose the cause of death by drowning will primarily be considered, with examples from research and casework discussed. Limitations to the technique and areas for further forensic development will also be explored.
Dr Kirstie Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Bioscience at Liverpool John Moores University.
She has a keen research interest within forensic ecology – the study of the natural environment and how it pertains to crime and forensic reconstructions.
Kirstie frequently studies soil, pollen, and plant traces as forensic evidence but is primarily focused on the analysis of diatoms (microalgae) in the context of diagnosing death by drowning and as a form of trace evidence to link persons and scenes involved in crime.