About this event

  • Date and time Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Forensic and Legal Medicine

Disasters such as Grenfell Tower and Westminster Bridge have highlighted how forensic science plays a vital part in victim identification.

This event, jointly organised with the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS), will see a panel of experts examine how forensic odontology, anthropology and pathology contribute to the identification process.

Learn about the psychological impact such events can have on victims, hearing more about the nature of the subsequent inquests from those supporting them.

 

Key speakers

PC Philip Stone

Disaster Victim Identification Coordinator, Metropolitan Police Service.

Phil’s role includes the training and the coordination of the Metropolitan Police Service. His team covered the Westminster Bridge attack in March 2017, the 2017 London Bridge attacks as well as the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Dr Fiona Jane Wilcox

The Senior Coroner responsible for the inquests into people who died in the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Mr Leslie Thomas QC

Lawyer, Garden Court Chambers.

Leslie represented the families of victims from the Grenfell Tower Disaster, as well as 11 families of the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster, and the family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked the 2011 London riots.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Forensic odontology

Dr Phil Marsden, Forensic Odontologist

Fire investigations

Simon Smith

Police investigation

PC Philip Stone, Disaster Victim Identification Coordinator, Metropolitan Police Service

Panel discussion

Simon Smith and Phil Stone

Tea and coffee break
Title to be confirmed

Ms Gaille Mackinnon, Lead Forensic Anthropologist and Archaeologist, Alecto Forensics

Forensic odontology

Dr Phil Marsden, Forensic Odontologist

Panel discussion

Ms Gaille Mackinnon and Phil Marsden

Lunch
Title to be confirmed

Speaker to be confirmed

Title to be confirmed

Dr Fiona Jane Wilcox, Senior Coroner

Tea and coffee break
Title to be confirmed

Mr Leslie Thomas QC

Title to be confirmed

Professor David Alexander

Title to be confirmed

Mr Mohammed Omar, Board Member for External Affairs, Gardens of Peace Muslim Cemetery

Panel discussion

Professor David Alexander, Mr Mohammad Omar, Mr Leslie Thomas QC

Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St,, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom