Dr. Robert Green

Dr. Robert Green

Reader
University of Kent, United Kingdom

Bob is currently Reader in Forensic Science within the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent, UK as well as teaching extensively on the forensic science program within the school. In particular, he lectures widely on the topic of forensic DNA profiling, advanced topics in forensics science across all years at the University. Over the years, he has written widely on a range of professional topics associated with the management, delivery and pedagogy aligned to forensic science. In 2021 he became a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Prior to joining the University he worked with in Research and Service Development at the Forensic Science Service and latterly leading the Science and Technology Unit within the Police Standards Unit at the UK Home Office. Most notably he was responsible for initiating the Home Office work on performance improvements, using computer simulation to ensure the most effective business processes are adopted across the forensic science services. He is well known for developing and leading the national program of cold case rape investigation – Operation Advance as well as being a national and international speaker on the development of DNA and other biometric databases. Throughout his career he has managed a number of national and international projects namely, CCTV, street crime and homicide reduction initiatives in order to ensure the most effective use of technology both to combat crime.

He was made an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list of 2008 for his services to forensic science. Over 35 years he has led a large number of consultancies both in the UK and abroad, dealing with science, technology, historical case review and how we maximise our business processes to get the best from the investment in science. He is a Fellow and currently Vice President of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.