Cruise Ship Speakers

Forensics & CSI
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Ronald E Bowers
True Crime, Forensics, Hollywood, Celebrity, Mysteries
Coming from: San Dimas,  California  USA
For 43 years Mr. Ronald E. Bowers was a prosecutor with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. During his long career, he has been involved in some of the most sensational trials of the century. Based on this experience he has become one of the foremost experts on visual presentations in jury trials and has written several books on the subject. He has also authored numerous true crime books, has lectured on the Law & the Criminal Justice System throughout the world and has been an Enrichment Speaker on cruise lines for over 10 years.

Prof. Graham Buchanan
Policing Specialist & Criminologist
BSc (Hons), NdipM, PGCE, CMgr FCMI, MIoD, MIfL
Coming from: Horley,  Surrey  UK
Professor Buchanan is a writer, lecturer and advisor specialising in all aspects of leadership and change. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan Faculty of Business and Law. He spent 30 years as a police officer before retiring in 2005 in the rank of Chief Inspector. He still lectures in criminal law at various colleges in the South East of England. As a cruise ship enrichment lecturer, Graham talks on policing and an insight into some notorious criminal cases.

Margaret Cox
Forensic Anthropologist & Medical Historian
BA, BA Hons, Phd, MIFA, FSA
Coming from: West Wellow,  Hampshire  UK
Professor Margaret Cox is an internationally experienced forensic anthropologist who has worked in such places as Iraq, Rwanda, Kosovo, Cyprus, Italy, Belgium and France. She retired from her role as Professor of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Cranfield University and now undertakes consultancy work for governments. She has authored several academic books, appeared in numerous TV and radio documentaries. Her very popular lectures deal with archaeology & anthropology and the history of disease.

Tristram Elmhirst
Forensics & Crime Scene Investigations
B.Sc., M.Phil., MBA, FCSFS.
Coming from: Worcester,  Worcestershire  UK
Tristram has worked in forensic investigations for more than 30 years with 19 years as the Director of Forensic Services for West Mercia Police. He brings an ‘hands-on’ real experience approach to his lectures. His light-hearted talks explain, in very simple terms, different forensic evidence types and then gives a case study (usually murders which he has dealt with) where the forensic evidence has been pivotal in their prosecution. Tristram was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences in recognition of his national contribution to Forensics.

Keith Hadley
Forensic Science
MSc
Coming from: Halesowen,  West Midlands  UK
Keith Hadley has worked in forensic science for over 50 years. Practising for over 30 years with the Forensic Science Service (FSS) – attending scenes of incidents, carrying out laboratory examinations and presenting evidence in courts of law and at coroners’ enquiries. Keith talks about a wide range of forensic issues in a light hearted and interesting manner.

Colin Johnson
Forensic Pyschology, Criminology & Law Enforcement
Coming from: Mattingley,  Hampshire  UK
Colin is an internationally accredited and operational Geographic Profiler and was the first ever Fellow of his discipline across Europe. He holds a master's degree in psychology. A police officer for 30 years, principally as a detective, he specialised in investigating major crime, including murder, stranger rape and abduction. He became one of the first officers selected to the National Crime Faculty. Colin has worked operationally and lectured across several continents, including in Australia, Dubai, France and the U.S.

Gary Koverman
Forensic Science
Coming from: Las Cruces,  New Mexico  USA
Gary Koverman is a forensic scientist and has worked for over 30 years in forensic laboratories in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico. He has examined many world class crimes and is still working in his own private business in New Mexico. His expertise in a wide variety of forensic fields gives depth and understanding to many forms of physical evidence. Gary has lectured various law enforcement police agencies in the area of forensic science and has taught at universities in Ohio, Colorado, and New Mexico. He is also a great student of history and enjoys seeking out relevant historical events with a fresh forensic perspective for his talks.

Robert Milne
Forensic Science & Celebrated Historical Cases
Former Scotland Yard Forensics Expert
Coming from: Rayleigh,  Essex  UK
Robert Milne is a Forensic Expert with over 40 years’ experience at Scotland Yard in the roles of Fingerprint Expert, Crime Scene Examiner (CSI), Crime Scene Coordinator (serious crime), Forensic Intelligence Manager (Head of Forensic Intelligence MIB). Currently he lectures on forensic science and works in Fire Investigation, dealing with Crown Court case reviews, cold case reviews, insurance casework and litigation casework. Since 2012, he has been an enrichment lecturer, presenting on the topics of forensic science and historical celebrated cases. He has a friendly style as a presenter and likes to build a rapport with audiences.

Professor David Osselton
Forensic Science
Coming from: Oswestry,  Shropshire  UK
Prof Osselton lectures internationally as a plenary and guest speaker at scientific conferences on drug and poison analysis. Television appearances as a poisons expert include the National Geographic documentary series “More Bloody Tales” exploring the truth behind some of history’s most famous tyrants and the BBC TV series “Murder, Mystery and my Family”. As a speaker Prof Osselton offers a range of informative illustrated talks on forensic science under the series title of “Poison is my Business”.

William Rickett
Forensics, Famous Trials, WWII and Destinations
Coming from: Wooster,  Wayne County, Ohio  USA
Bill Rickett is a retired judge, former law professor and criminal trial attorney. Forensic evidence was always an important component of his practice, teaching and judicial duties. Hundreds of his former students practice throughout the country as prosecutors and defense attrorneys. Rickett earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor cum laude from The University of Akron. He retired from the bench in 2012. That same year, he was appointed to but declined a seat on the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau.

Dr John Robson
Dental Forensics, General Forensics, Historical True Crime
Coming from: Evercreech,  Somerset  UK
Dr John Robson is one of the most experienced forensic odontologists in the world. He began his career in dental practice, then obtained Forensic Dentistry & Forensic Human Identification diplomas and specialised in disaster management. He is still active, working as a consultant for police, coroners, lawyers and other agencies as an investigator and is past President of the British Association for Forensic Dentistry. John has appeared on the Crimewatch TV program and lectures both in UK and abroad to many different specialities including criminologists, anthropologists and to lay groups on forensic science and historical true crime.