South East Group Event - A Silent Witness: Murder and the application of Environmental Science

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Oxford Brookes, Oxford

The bodies of murder victims, either whole or in pieces, often finish up in rivers and canals. For the last fifteen years or so, Carolyn Roberts has worked as an Expert Witness with various UK police forces to apply the principles of environmental science in murder investigations. In these most tragic and gruesome settings, environmental science can help to identify where bodies have come from, or gone to. Drawing on a number of macabre case studies, the talk will take you from the details of particular cases to the general principles of tracing bodies.

Probably not for those of a nervous disposition, but of guaranteed interest to the curious.  

Registration and refreshments will be available from 16:00, with the talk commencing at 17:00. There will be an opportunity for Q&A session at the end and the event which will end at 18:00

Professor Carolyn Roberts is a Specialist in the UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network, funded by government to link businesses with universities, and to stimulate research and development in technological innovation. She is a water resources specialist, formerly a Head of Department at the University of Gloucestershire, before moving on to the University of Oxford, and then to the KTN. Along the way, she has been Chair of the Institution of Environmental Sciences, Chair of the chartering organization Society for the Environment, and Chair of the Higher Education Academy’s Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Attendance is free for IES members, their colleagues and CEnvs from other professional bodies. 

To register, please contact Emma Fell.

Address: Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BP.

Location:  Main lecture Theatre (centre of Headington road/Gipsy Lane map) See here for location of the theatre and the  university's site map.

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