The 13th Forensic Research and Teaching Conference (Cambridge FORREST 2020)

The School of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) will be hosting the 13th Forensic Research and Teaching (FORREST) conference at our Cambridge campus from 9-11 June 2020.   

Dates Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to Thursday, June 11, 2020 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT
Contact Name Oliver Pirrie
Website Event website

Event details:

The conference is jointly organised by the Forensic and Investigation Sciences (FIS) course team in the School of Life Sciences and the Forensic Institute Research Network (FIRN). FIRN is a cooperative established to promote links between academia and practitioners in forensic science.

The FORREST conference is an international conference that is dedicated to forensic education. Held annually, it focuses on a range of topics including forensic chemistry, toxicology, forensic biology, anthropology, latest techniques for latent prints examination, facial recognition, CCTV and digital evidence.   

Delegates at this conference will enjoy a busy programme exploring current developments in the field of forensics. FORREST 2020 will give you the opportunity to exchange learning and teaching practices, research ideas and findings.             

We are also happy to be able to offer the opportunity to experience the City of Cambridge, with activities like punting on the River Cam and attending a riverside BBQ in the city centre.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Tim Thompson, Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology and Associate Dean (Academic) in the School of Health & Life Sciences at Teesside University. Dr Peter Maskell, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Toxicology and a case active forensic toxicologist at Abertay University Dundee. Dr Maskell is a Charted Chemist and Chartered Scientist.

For enquiries about Cambridge FORREST 2020 please email

To find out more about the conference please visit the FORREST website.

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