Dr Emmanuel Nsiah Amoako

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Emmanuel is an alumnus of Northumbria University, Newcastle, where he completed his Law PhD on effectiveness and fit-for-purpose of forensic science regulation in England and Wales. At Northumbria, Emmanuel worked as a research assistant on various commissioned projects on Science and Technology Studies, such as Police use of Polygraphs and Data-Analytics in England and Wales and advances in the use of forensic genetics. He collaborated with forensic science and criminal justice scholars to establish an interdisciplinary Science and Justice research interest group in the Law School and published for both academic journals and parliamentary consultations on forensic science in England and Wales. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. He has an MSc in forensic science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and a BSc in Biochemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Emmanuel has an interdisciplinary understanding of forensic science (speciality forensic chemistry), expert evidence/witness and wrongful convictions, and can consider contentions from his multi-disciplinary background. He is proficient in both legal and forensic analysis and conversant in substantive debates and research methodologies in each discipline, such as qualitative research methodologies and thematic analysis using the NVivo software. His research interest is in forensic science quality assurance and improvement, with a special focus on professional integrity and competency.


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