Professor Robin Williams
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 334 6842
- Personal Website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/sass/staff/profile/?id=652
- Address: School of Applied Social Sciences
University of Durham
32 Old Elvet
Professor Robin Williams, one of the leaders of the Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Durham University, is Visiting Professor with PEALS from July 2010 until July 2013. The Visiting Professorship with us will facilitate the continued development of his collaboration with PEALS in the area of forensic science and the police uses of the biosciences and bioinformation. Robin will be working with Jackie Leach Scully and Erica Haimes).
This work has already received funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Nuffield Foundation (most recently for the study 'The Future of Forensic Bioinformation') and seeks to explore issues such as:
- the identification of suspects and victims in criminal investigation and the identification of bodies following civil disasters and military operations;
- the provision of forensic pathology in England & Wales;
- the exchange of forensic bioinformation between criminal jurisdictions;
- the use of forensic science in homicide investigations.
Expertise and credibility.
Identity and accountability.
Sociology of forensic science and technologies of identification.
Forensic DNA Databasing: A European Perspective
Genetic Information and Crime Investigation: Social, Ethical and Public Policy Aspects of the establishment, Expansion and Police Use of The National DNA Database.
- Haimes E, Williams R. Ethics, epithets and expertise: an analysis of claims to knowledge in reproductive and forensic science. British Journal of Sociology 2013. In Preparation.
- Evison M, Graham E, Haimes E, Scully JL, Ludwig A, Maguire C, Toom V, Williams R. A comment on the Hill–Turney exchange: from normative antagonism to interdisciplinary collaboration. New Genetics and Society 2012, 31(4), 385-390.
- Dobson J, Jones C, Procter R, Rouncefield M, Williams R. Editorial message: Special track on inter-disciplinary approaches to the design of dependable computer systems. In: ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. 2002, Madrid, Spain: ACM Press.
- Hayward J, Thomson F, Milne H, Buckingham S, Sheikh A, Fernando B, Cresswell K, Williams R, Pinnock H. 'Too much, too late': mixed methods multi-channel video recording study of computerized decision support systems and GP prescribing. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013, 20(e1), e76-e84.
- Scully JL, Williams R. Approaching disaster victim identification. New Genetics and Society 2014, 33(3), 233-238.
- Williams R, Wienroth M. Social and Ethical Aspects of Forensic Genetics: A Critical Review. Forensic Science Review 2017, 29(2), 145-169.
- Wienroth M, Morling N, Williams R. Applying advances in forensic genetics: When global science meets local legality. Recent Advances in DNA & Gene Sequences 2014, 8(2), 98-103.
- Williams R, Wienroth M. Identity, mass fatality and forensic genetics. New Genetics and Society 2014, 33(3), 257-276.
- Williams R, Wienroth M. Suspects, victims and others: Producing and sharing forensic genetic knowledge. In: The Right to Know and the Right Not to Know: Genetic Privacy and Responsibility. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014, pp.70-84.