Cruise Ship Speakers

Forensics & CSI
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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.

Ian Costar
Scientific Policing, Local and Family Historian
Coming from: Ludgershall,  Buckinghamshire  UK
Ian hails from Oxfordshire and on leaving school trained as a Laboratory Technician specialising in Haematology and Electronics. At 19 he joined the Thames Valley Police and after 3 years pounding the beat as a ‘village bobby’ he became a Scenes of Crime Officer and continued in this role until his retirement. Since retiring he has been heavily involved in history studies and village matters, and regularly gives talks to different groups on Local and Family History as well as Police related topics.

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.

Peter Dean
Forensic Science & Crime
Coming from: London,    UK
Dr. Peter Dean graduated Bachelor of Medicine from The London Hospital Medical College, then went on to secure his degree as Bachelor of Dental Surgery before securing a Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is currently Her Majesty's Coroner for Essex and is the Forensic Medical Examiner for London's Metroplolitan Police. Peter is the author of innumerable professional papers on Forensic Medicine and has served in an advisory capacity for several TV programmes, including 'Silent Witness' for the BBC.

Professor Christopher Dorries
Forensic Science & Crime
Coming from: Sheffield,  South Yorkshire  UK
Professor Christopher Dorries OBE qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He has considerable experience of professional education and public speaking. He is the author of a successful textbook on aspects of law. His entertaining crime lectures offer a blend of historical fact and intrigue, with an insight into the often forgotten social conditions of ‘the good old days’ and the early development of modern forensic investigation. The material is designed to be informative and educational with a light touch that allows opportunity for respectful humour.

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.

Judith Fordham
Criminal Law and Forensic Science
BSc, LLB (Hons), completing M For Sci/PhD
Coming from: Augusta,  WA  Australia
Judith Fordham is an Australian criminal barrister, academic, author & speaker. She is a Past President of the Criminal Lawyers Association of WA, past President of Australian & NZ Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and a Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She is also an expert in forensic science, and an internationally known jury researcher. She is an in-demand speaker with a range of fascinating, entertaining, motivational and just plain hilarious presentations and is regularly engaged as a special interest speaker on upmarket cruise lines.

Keith Hadley
Forensic Science
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.

Melissa Little
Police Forensic Art & Portraiture
B.Sc Hons. PS. FBI Diploma
Coming from: Northampton,  Northamptonshire  UK
Born in Winchester, Melissa is the daughter of portrait painter and official war artist the late William Dring RA. RWS. She trained at Winchester School of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools London, and as a Police Forensic Artist by the FBI in USA. She has been an exhibiting member of the Pastel Society UK for 35 years, showing her portrait work in the annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries, London. She combines a successful career as a portrait painter with that of a freelance police forensic artist. She has had 30 years experience of serving regional forces throughout the UK.

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.

Kate Schroder MBE
Forensic Archaeology & Medical History
Surgery, Health, Medicine, Medical Ethics, NHS Management
Coming from: Selsey,  West Sussex  UK
Kate was awarded an MBE for services to health in 2009, and the Cabinet Office Turnaround award and Kings Fund award for Innovation in Health, during the following year. She was CEO for 8 years around that period, working across six hospitals at one time. Originally qualifying as a forensic archaeologist in the 1980's, Kate has worked in the NHS for 17 years and has also been a non-executive director fof the Queen Alexandra, a hospital for disabled and injured servicemen and women. Kate presents and interesting series of talks on the forensic archaeology and the history of medicine.