EAFS 2025 Scientific Committee

Please click on the relevant committee member’s photograph to view their biography.

Ms Laura Aalberg

Ms Laura Aalberg

Prof Dr Charles Berger

Prof Dr Charles Berger

Principal Scientist at NFI / Professor in Criminalistics

Netherlands Forensic Institute
Leiden University

Dr Michelle Breathnach

Dr Michelle Breathnach

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Science Ireland

Miss Lisa Burke

Miss Lisa Burke

People and Innovation Manager - Forensic Services

Metropolitan Police

Dr John Butler

Dr John Butler

NIST Fellow / Special Assistant to the Director for Forensic Science

National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

Prof Christophe Champod

Prof Christophe Champod

Professor / Director

University of Lausanne
School of Criminal Justice - Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Dr Stephen Clifford

Dr Stephen Clifford

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Science Ireland

Dr SallyAnne Collis

Dr SallyAnne Collis

State Pathologist

Office of the State Pathologist, Department of Justice, Ireland

Dr Edward Connolly

Dr Edward Connolly

Forensic Scientist / Team Manager

Forensic Science Ireland

Dr Omar Coughlin

Dr Omar Coughlin

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Science Ireland

Dr Christa Dern

Dr Christa Dern

Senior Scientific Director

Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt)
ENFSI

Dr Stephen Doak

Dr Stephen Doak

Forensic Scientist Customer Liaison Manager - Corporate Services

Forensic Science Ireland

Dr Ray Genoe

Dr Ray Genoe

Director

UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation
University College Dublin

Mr William Greer

Mr William Greer

Senior Scientific Officer

Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI)
UKIAFT / TIAFT

Dr Jan-Eric Grunwald

Dr Jan-Eric Grunwald

Forensic Scientist

Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt)
ENFSI Textile and Hair Working group (ETHG) Chair / OSAC Affiliate Member (Trace Materials Subcommittee)

Ms Sarah Hanniffy

Ms Sarah Hanniffy

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Science Ireland

Dr Tacha Hicks

Dr Tacha Hicks

DNA Interpretation Leader / Program Drector of Online Interpretation Courses

University Hospital CHUV / University of Lausanne
Forensic Genetics Unit - University of Lausanne
Fondation pour la Formation Continue Universitaire Lausannoise (UNIL-EPFL)
School of Criminal Justice, Switzerland

Dr Emil Hjalmarson

Dr Emil Hjalmarson

Head of Division

Swedish Defence Research Agency

Mrs Debbie Kennet

Mrs Debbie Kennet

Freelance Genealogist / Writer / Lecturer

University College London (Honorary Research Fellow)

Dr François-Xavier Laurent

Dr François-Xavier Laurent

DNA Database Manager

INTERPOL

Mr Jonas Malmborg

Mr Jonas Malmborg

Forensic Specialist

Swedish Police Authority
National Forensic Centre

Dr Martina McBride

Dr Martina McBride

Director of Science and Development

Forensic Science Ireland

Prof Dr Didier Meuwly

Prof Dr Didier Meuwly

Principal Scientist / Professor of Forensic Biometrics

Netherlands Forensic Institute / University of Twente
Member of the ENFSI RDSC

Dr Craig Mullen

Dr Craig Mullen

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Science Ireland

Prof Niamh Nic Daeid

Prof Niamh Nic Daeid

Director

Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science
University of Dundee

Dr Bart Nys

Dr Bart Nys

Forensic Expert

National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie) (NICC-INCC)
Material Analysis Section – GSR Laboratory

Ms Kristen O’Connor

Ms Kristen O’Connor

Forensic Scientist

Forensic Science Ireland

Ms Yvonne O’Dowd

Ms Yvonne O’Dowd

Mrs Elisa Pizarro Estrella

Mrs Elisa Pizarro Estrella

Police Inspector

Head of Group of International Cooperation / R&D
Spanish Police Department

Dr John Power

Dr John Power

Lecturer in Forensic Science

Technological University Dublin

Distinguished Prof Claude Roux

Distinguished Prof Claude Roux

Director

University of Technology Sydney
UTS Centre for Forensic Science

Mr Pat Ryan

Mr Pat Ryan

Detective Superintendent

An Garda Síochána

Dr Susan Walsh

Dr Susan Walsh

Associate Professor

Indiana University Indianapolis

Dr Sheila Willis

Dr Sheila Willis

Consultant

Fellow FRCFS