Congratulations to our Dr Sue Pope

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Congratulations to our Dr Sue Pope who has been awarded an OBE in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours for services to forensic science and the criminal justice system.

She is a world renowned specialist in DNA analysis, interpretation and evaluation and in Case Assessment and Interpretation who has worked in the field for over 35 years.

Sue graduated from Leeds University in 1984 with a PhD in Biochemistry, & carried out post-doctoral research on DNA & cancer, joining the Forensic Science Service in 1987 as a researcher on DNA profiling. During 25 years at FSS she became a court-going expert witness specialising in complex DNA cases, including the introduction of new DNA techniques, giving evidence on hundreds of cases in many jurisdictions. She also specialised in Interpretation & was a DNA Principal Scientist. During her time there she published many research articles & also contributed to the Royal Statistical Society Nuffield Practitioner Guide series.