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Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science/Programme Leader, BSc Forensic Science
Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
M.A, MSc, M.Litt, DMS, FS. Soc. Dip
Mr Robert Green is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at the University of Greenwich. He has over twenty-five years experience working in the field of forensic science, teaching, scientific support and policing study. From 1999 he was Head of Science and Technology at the Home Office Police and Crime Standards Directorate and most recently Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. During his twenty-five years operational experience he has been responsible for the management of many serious and notable crime scenes working both at Kent Police and within Research and Service Delivery of the Forensic Science Service. He is a triple master’s graduate (M.A, MSc & M.Litt).
Mr Green holds the position of Honorary Professor in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent and has delivered inputs at Kings College London, to MSc in Forensic Science as well as providing inputs to senior police officers in the review of serious crime. For his contribution to forensic science he was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2008. In 2011 he was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for England and Wales.
Throughout his career he has undertaken much developmental work both in the U.K and abroad to advance the application of forensic science and policing. Until 2009 he managed the forensic portfolio within the Police Standards Unit and has undertaken many other projects namely CCTV and street crime initiatives. During his period at the Home Office he was at the forefront of ensuring the most effective use of forensic science to combat crime and developing knowledge around the application of forensic and policing tools to support violent and acquisitive crimes.
More generally he was responsible for initiating the Home Office work on performance and using advanced computer simulation to ensure the most effective business processes are adopted across the service. He is noted for developing and leading the national programme of cold case review –Operation Advance as well as being a national and international speaker on the development of DNA and other biometric databases. Mr Green has led a number of consultancies both in the UK and abroad dealing both with science, technology and performance management. He was responsible for organising the agenda for the 15th Annual International Police Executive Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2008.
Level 4 – Introduction to Forensic Science (15 credits)
Level 5 – Intermediate Forensic Science (30 credits)
Level 6 – Advanced Topics in Forensic Science (15 credits)
He also makes inputs on the scientific basis of crime (Forensic Criminology) to the Criminology modules in our sister school in School of Humanities and Law.
Mr Green member of the Pedagogy Research Cluster (Science Education Research Group) where he contributes immensely in innovative ways of teaching Forensic Science and Science in general within the University.
Mr Green has led many consultancies both at home and abroad. These include:
2011 Terrorism and Crime – An Interrelated Phenomenon, Sharja Research Centre, UAE
2007 Scientific Work Improvement Modelling – Evaluation and findings
2006 PSU Investigators Guide to Familial DNA Technology (Editor)
2006 Handbook of Criminal Investigation (Chapter 12) – Willan Publishers
2005 PSU Good Practice Guide – Investigation of Cold Case Sexual Offences (Major Contributor & Editor)
2004 Scientific Work Improvement Modelling (PSU Publication).
2002 ACPO Guide on Investigation of Burglary (Major Contributor).
2002 Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guide on Investigation of Vehicle Crime (Major Contributor).