Professor Niamh Nic Daeid

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid is Director of the £10 Million, 10 year Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee with the remit to disrupt the forensic science ecosystem and work to ensure valid science is used in our courts. She is also the academic lead for JustTech, a new Institute for Innovation in Forensic Science awarded £15 Million by the Scottish and UK Governments in the recent Tay Cities Regional Deal. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and holds Fellowships with the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, the Royal Statistical Society and the Chartered Society for Forensic Science. She is a Chartered Chemist, is authorised as a Forensic Chemist to provide expert evidence to the courts and is registered as a forensic expert with the National Crime Agency. She sits on National and International committees including for Interpol and the International Criminal Court and undertakes forensic casework specialising in the clandestine manufacture and characterisation of drugs of abuse as well as other areas of forensic chemistry including fire investigation and terrorist cases.