The course educator - Dr Penny Haddrill
My name is Dr Penny Haddrill and I am a Teaching Associate in the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde. I am also an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
I am involved in both teaching and research in forensic science, principally in the area of forensic genetics. I have also provided expert witness testimony relating to DNA evidence in court. I teach on our undergraduate forensic and analytical chemistry degree and our postgraduate forensic science degrees, covering the evaluation and interpretation of biological evidence, the principles and practice of forensic DNA profiling, and the analysis of biological trace evidence such as fibres, hairs and botanical evidence. My research background is in molecular and population genetics, and my research group are currently developing genetic tests to determine the source, tissue type and time of deposition of forensic samples recovered from crime scenes. I am also interested in using genetic analysis to determine information about unknown DNA sample donors, such as their physical appearance, ancestry and age, which could provide intelligence to police investigations.
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