Education includes a Masters Degree in Media Forensics from the National Centre of Media Forensics at the University of Colorado, Denver, USA, and a Bachelors Degree (1st Class Hons) in Audio Engineering. Holds FTK ACE Examiner Certification in Computer Forensics and an active member the Audio Engineering Society, Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences & Forensic Imagery Analysis Division.
Professional Field Advisor to Foclar, developers of Forensic Media Enhancement and Analysis Software.
Previous casework includes criminal, civil and private cases, including work for the United Nations and various police forces, on high profile cases such as murder, rape and pedophilia. Experienced in all aspects of audio, image and video forensics and holds UK Security Clearance and Non-Police Personnel Vetting Level 3.
Research includes work on a US Military funded machine learning multimedia analysis project for the Defense & Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) and peer-reviewed publications and international presentations on subjects including audio authentication and audio enhancement. Research has lead to the development of Verden Forensics in-house authentication and case management software, the "Media Authentication Toolbox", featuring analyses that are unavailable in any off-the-shelf software.
Articles on various topics including 'True Crime: Why Forensic Audio Isn't Audio Engineering' and 'The CSI Effect: Expectations Vs Limitations' have appeared in popular publications such as Digital Forensic Magazine, Sound on Sound Magazine and Forensic Focus.
Conferences, training courses and workshops are attended regularly to stay at the forefront of developments within the forensic field, ensuring clients receive the highest quality work that utilises the most current research, tools and techniques.