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Professor Mark Jobling has been researching how DNA on the male Y-chromosome helps crack crimes.
Dr Zovanga Kone researches the truth behind migration – the dynamics and the numbers.
Professor Lisa Smith is exploring how we can get justice for sexual violence victims in developing countries.
Professors Elizabeth Draper, Samantha Johnson and Helen McIntyre are joining the fight to save and improve babies lives.
Neil Chakraborti, Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Hate Studies at the University of Leicester says it is an alarming situation.
In any society subjected to war or violence, children are the innocent victims.
Professor Clare Anderson is working in partnership with the University of Guyana and the Guyana Prison Service to investigate the extent and treatment of mental, neurological and substance abuse (MNS) disorders in Guyana’s jails - in both inmates and staff.
Professor Teela Sanders researches developing policies where sexuality, law and society meet.
For the last twenty years, Martha Clokie, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Leicester, has pioneered research on bacteriophage therapy.
Professor Mike Barer is leading the fight against TB – the world’s most deadly infection.
Professors Sue MacLeod and Richard Sandell lead on research that will radically transform how museums, galleries and heritage sites become more inclusive and relevant to today’s audiences.