Dr William Goodwin

Reader in Forensic GeneticsSchool of Law and Policing

Will has been working in forensic genetics since 1994. He joined UCLan in 2002 and has been involved in establishing and teaching on the Forensic Science and DNA Profiling MSc as well as teaching on the undergraduate courses. He has also been actively researching various areas of forensic genetics such as population genetics, ancient DNA, optimizing collection, storage and extraction of DNA, and methodology related to the identification of human remains. Will is a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC’s) Forensic Advisory Board and has worked for the ICRC in various contexts, including Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Indonesia, Philippines, the Balkans, Ukraine, Egypt, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina. He is also a technical assessor for the United kingdom Accreditation Service, and has been involved in assessing laboratories in the UK and Middle East to the ISO17025 standard for over 10 years.