East Midlands Forensics Network
The East Midlands Forensics Network (EMFN) is a collection of practitioners, academics, researchers and service providers from across the East Midlands region who work in partnership to champion meaningful, sector leading research and knowledge development across various areas of forensic science and practice. The EMFN draws together experience, knowledge and expertise to identify areas in need of development within forensic science practice and research, and proactively works to address this.
Through collective action, it is the aim of the EMFN to identify authentic areas in need of solutions whereby our members respond to such concerns in a timely manner. Actively combatting issues such as working in silos, resource constraints and more, the EMFN pools the expertise of individuals, agencies and organisations working across many areas of forensic science to ensure that meaningful research is conducted to the benefit of all involved.
The Network aims to collaborate on a range of aspects, which will be of benefit to all organisations in a variety of different ways. The collaborative areas are listed below:
- Knowledge exchange and communication
- Academic curriculum development
- Training and CPD
- Student placements/experience
Our members hold specialisms in over ten areas of forensic science:
- Forensic genetics and DNA
- Crime scene examination
- Fire and explosion investigation
- Questioned documents
- Biological fluids and blood pattern analysis
- Drugs and toxicology
- Fibres, glass and other traces
- Footwear marks
- Firearms and ballistics
If you have questions about the outputs or ongoing teaching and research from within the East Midlands Forensics Network, you can you contact us at EMFN@leicester.ac.uk.
For questions relating to membership and joining the Network, please email EMFN@leicester.ac.uk with the subject line 'Membership'.