Niamh Nic Daéid is the director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee, Scotland. She studied Chemistry and Mathematics at Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology, specialising in statistics. Niamh has published widely in the forensic science literature, pioneering the use of chemometric analysis in the interpretation of complex data sets.
Professor Sue Black OBE is a leading forensic anthropologist and director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009. In 1999 she headed the British Forensic Team’s exhumation of mass graves in Kosovo. She founded the British Association of Human Identification in 2001 and received the Lucy Mair Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute in 2008. Professor Niamh Nic Daéid is one of the UK’s leading researchers in forensic science, is Professor of Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Previously based at the University of Strathclyde for two decades, she was the first woman to earn a personal chair in the Department of Chemistry in Strathclyde’s 215-year history. .