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Mehzeb Chowdhury

Assistant Professor, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Dr Mehzeb Chowdhury is an inventor, instructor, criminologist, and criminal law barrister based in the United Kingdom. He is the innovator of the MABMAT Crime Scene Imaging Rover, which has received acclaim from the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His work has been showcased by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Scientific Program Committee at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSoFS).

Dr Chowdhury's research has been published in 20 countries, in eight languages, with headlining museum exhibits for his ground-breaking work in forensic science at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, and the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. His research interests include forensic science, policing studies, futures studies, criminal justice histories, science and technology studies, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality(VR), and outer space studies.


  • 2022–present
    Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2021–2022
    Senior Lecturer, UWE Bristol
  • 2019–2021
    Associate Lecturer, Northumbria University
  • 2013–2017
    Teaching Associate, Durham University
  • 2010–2014
    Lecturer, University of London (External Programmes)
  • 2007–2010
    Contributor, ESPN (B/R)
  • 2008–2010
    Editor, Vital Football Newcastle
  • 2007–2009
    Correspondent, [DAZN]
  • 2008–2009
    Staff Writer, The Daily New Age


  • 2020 
    Durham University, PhD Applied Social Sciences
  • 2013 
    Durham University, MSc Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • 2010 
    Northumbria University, Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL)
  • 2009 
    University of London, LLB (Hons)


  • 2021
    Beyond bagging and tagging — An empirical investigation into the roles, designations and responsibilities of crime scene practitioners, Science & Justice
  • 2021
    A broken system? Examining the perilous state of quality assurance in crime scene practice, Science & Justice

Professional Memberships

  • Bar Council of England and Wales
  • Bangladesh Bar Council