Professor of Forensic Science, University of Dundee

Niamh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from the Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin and received her doctorate in bio inorganic chemistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pyschology from the Open University.

Niamh has published over 100 peer reviewed research papers in the forensic sciences and delivered over 150 conference presentations at National and International conferences.

Her research team, who are taking up residence in the newly refurbished Fleming laboratory, are International and multi disciplinary. They undertake operationally relevant research work related to fire investigation, drug chemistry, fingerprint enhancement, ballistics, tool marks and ink analysis.

Niamh undertakes independent casework in fire scene investigation, terrorist events and the investigation of clandestine drugs and has been involved in over a hundred cases including high profile terrorist cases.


  • –present
    Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Research, University of Dundee