Festival of the Future 2022: On the Origins and Future of Forensic Science

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science prsented the orgins of forensic science and the new approaches we are taing in Dundee to address current and future challenges in the field. Much of the forensic science that is carried out today is strongly linked to scientific investigation carried out in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries but bew technology offers new possibilities. How can it be harnessed in this system which is rooted in tradition in a way that is also acceptable and understood by the people the justice system serves?
Period13 Oct 2022
Event titleFestival of the Future 2022: The University of Dundee's flagship festival programme that celebrates and enhances collaboration between science, art, and culture.
Event typeOther
SponsorDundee City Council
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • forensic science
  • public engagement