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  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


Laura holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from University College Dublin and a MSc in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde. Laura began her PhD studies in 2013 at the University of Strathclyde and moved with her supervisor and fellow research students to join the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) in September 2014.

Upone arriving in Dundee, Laura took on the role of laboratory technician with responsibility for the  forensic research laboratory within CAHID alongside her PhD studies. Laura's role has expanded to support the research activities of LRCFS.


Laura is currently studying for a PhD under the supervision of Professor Niamh NicDaeid at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). The title of her thesis is 'Fingemark Enhancement of Metallic Surfaces'. This project is collaboration between CAHID, Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology and the Scottish Police Authority

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Strathclyde

Oct 2011Nov 2012

Bachelor of Science, University College Dublin

Sep 2007Sep 2011

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Metals Medicine & Life Sciences
Electrons Medicine & Life Sciences
Vacuum Medicine & Life Sciences
Copper Medicine & Life Sciences
Surface Properties Medicine & Life Sciences
Chlorine Medicine & Life Sciences
Crime Medicine & Life Sciences
Nickel Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2018 2018

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)
32 Downloads (Pure)

Comparison of scanning Kelvin probe with SEM/EPMA techniques for fingermark recovery from metallic surfaces

Challinger, S. E., Baikie, I. D., Flannigan, G., Halls, S., Laing, K., Daly, L. & Nic Daeid, N., Oct 2018, In : Forensic Science International. 291, p. 44-52 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surface Properties


Gold Engage Watermark for Public Engagement

Niamh Nic Daeid (Recipient), Michael Marra (Recipient), Heather Doran (Recipient), Roy Mudie (Recipient), Oluwasesan Adegoke (Recipient), Joyce Klu (Recipient), Emma Comrie (Recipient), Christian Cole (Recipient), Herve Menard (Recipient), Lucina Hackman (Recipient), Alexander Gray (Recipient), Magda Barros (Recipient), Lorna Dennison-Wilkins (Recipient), Veronika Dzetkulicová (Recipient), Virginie Galais (Recipient), Andrew Houston (Recipient), Keith Inman (Recipient), Aga Kuffel (Recipient), Oceane Laisney (Recipient), Catarina Sobreira (Recipient), Sean Yu (Recipient), Micol Zuppello (Recipient), Simon-Lewis Menzies (Recipient), Laura Daly (Recipient), Marj Davis (Recipient), Paul McFadyen (Recipient) & Loic De Carvalho (Recipient), 4 Dec 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition
  • 1 Schools engagement

High Tea at the Mills

Roy Mudie (Speaker), Laura Daly (Speaker)
19 Mar 2019

Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

Inspiring Stories from Women in STEM Storytelling Night

Heather Doran (Organiser), Amy Cameron (Organiser), Amy Rogers (Speaker), Lucina Hackman (Speaker), Zoe McElhinney (Speaker), Caroline Hall (Speaker), Laura Daly (Speaker), Doreen Cantrell (Speaker)
11 Mar 2019

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

Three Act Robbery - Festival of the Future

Heather Doran (Organiser), Catarina Sobreira (Host), Sunpatch Benjavongkulchai (Organiser), Caitlyn Norman (Organiser), Katie Larner (Organiser), Magda Barros (Organiser), Andrew Houston (Organiser), Andrew Brandon (Organiser), Aga Kuffel (Organiser), Valentina Panci (Organiser), Laura Daly (Organiser), Veronika Dzetkulicová (Organiser), Micol Zuppello (Organiser), Roy Mudie (Organiser)
19 Oct 2019

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