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Robert Robert Kendall

Senior Lecturer

Chemistry and Forensic Science

Robert Kendall is a Senior Lecturer within the Chemistry and Forensics Department. He has 30-years experience within the field of Forensic Science, gained across diverse sectors within the UK and Internationally including: Home Office Forensic Science Service as an ACPO-FSS Strategy Implementation Manager; the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation as a Forensic Instructor; and West Midlands Police as a Scene Manager and Investigator and Trainer. Additionally, Secretary for, and Board Member of, the Scene of Crime Working Group (SoCWG) of the European National Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI), where he worked with colleagues from across the EU to harmonise and further develop forensic techniques, systems and methodologies for their use and application within the varied and very different Criminal Justice Systems  across the EU and wider world. Invited to, and delivered presentations at Conference in Singapore, Turkey, Estonia and Taiwan. Also developed wide-ranging forensic training courses, competency assessments and bespoke T&L packages for UK and International Law Enforcement Organisations (LEO). Further, currently an ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 Technical Assessor, providing support for the UK Accreditation Service, the Dutch RvA and Thailand's Industrial Standards Institute. Areas of interest include the development of new and existing products and services for operational environments; Increasing Forensic Awareness, Ability and Competence in retrieval of potential evidence of those in the wider CJS; and the use of forensic disciplines, including DNA, Radio Isotope, etc, to determine Human Provenance for use as an Investigative Tool.

Staff Group(s)
Chemistry and Forensic Science

Role

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry and Forensics

Career overview

Robert Kendall is a Senior Lecturer within the Chemistry and Forensics Department. He has 30-years experience within the field of Forensic Science, gained across diverse sectors within the UK and Internationally including: Home Office Forensic Scinece Service as an ACPO-FSS Strategy Implementation Manager; the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation as a Forensic Instructor; and West Midlands Police as a Scene Manager and Investigator and Trainer.

Additionally, Secretary for, and Board Member of, the Scene of Crime Working Group (SoCWG) of the European National Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI), where he worked with collegues from across the EU to harmonise and further develop forensic techniques, systems and methodoloogies for their use and application within the varied and very different Criminal Justice Systems  across the EU and wider world. Invited to, and delivered presentations at Conference in Singapore, Turkey, Estonia and Taiwan. Also developed wide-ranging forensic training courses, competency assessments and bespoke T&L packages for UK and International Law Enforcement Organisations (LEO).

Further, currently an ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 Technical Assessor, providing support for the UK Accreditation Service, the Dutch RvA and Thailand's Industrial Standards Institute. Areas of interest include the development of new and existing products and services for operational environments; Increasing Forensic Awareness, Ability and Competence in retrieval of potential evidence of those in the wider CJS; and the use of forensic disciplines, including DNA, Radio Isotope, etc, to determine Human Provenance for use as an Investigative Tool.

External activity

Provides bespoke training, development and competency packages

Is a Technical Assessor for ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 in forensic related accreditations