Robert Green has been elected as vice chair of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, further strengthening the departments links with the society and helping to ensure our students stay at the forefront of the field.
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences is an international recognised professional body supporting forensic practice worldwide. It is committed to integrity and impartiality. It aims to provide opportunities for practitioners, academics and interested parties to congregate, communicate and collaborate and is committed to providing opportunities for professional development.
Originally founded as the Forensic Science Society in 1959, some 60 years later it now boasts a worldwide membership and is the main Professional Body for individuals working as forensic practitioners, academics, researchers and in related professions in the UK and is considered to be the ‘international voice of forensic science’.
“It’s rather humbling to be elected by the Chartered Society to act in the role of Vice President and to represent the professional body in this way. I’ve been a member of the society for a number of years now and became a Fellow in 2014. Quite apart from other things, the Vice President chairs the membership and ethics committee so it’s a really good opportunity to become involved, in this way. Rather closer to home, my very proud association with the University of Kent spans over 20 years, throughout my time at the Forensic Science Service, the Home Office and now as a full time member of staff in the Division of Natural Sciences. Being closely aligned with the society does of course provide the opportunity to ensure our forensic science students are equipped with the very latest professional practice, knowledge and transferable skills.”
Robert Green, OBE, Reader in Forensic Science
The role of Vice President is to chair the Membership and Ethics Committee (MEC), promoting and developing the membership experience.
We all wish Robert the best of luck in this new role. We know he will be amazing.