Edel Doyle, BSc (Hons) Radiography, MSc (Forensic Medicine), MSc (Forensic Radiography), MSc (Computed Tomography), Prof.C (Forensic Radiography) - Chair
Edel worked in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin for 9 years where she was the Lead Radiographer for providing a Forensic Imaging service to the Irish State Pathologist. She was responsible for introducing a local Forensic Imaging policy, as well as co-ordinating the review of the national ‘best practice’ Forensic Imaging guidelines for the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Edel has organised a number of forensic radiography study days in Ireland in conjunction with the IAFR which have been very popular.
Edel has published a number of articles in the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (JOFRI). She coordinated the ‘best practice guidelines for Imaging for age estimation in the living’ which inolved an international multidsicipinary group.
As well as completing a number of postgraduate qualifications in forensics and radiography prior to moving to live in Australia in 2013, Edel has completed UKFRRT training with the IAFR, the Virtopsy course in Zurich, as well as a Dental DVI course and PMCT Image Interpretation courses in the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), Melbourne. She was instrumental, along with Denise Elliott and Lindsay Batty-Smith in establlishing the ANZ branch of the IAFR in Australia and New Zealand, of which Edel is Secretary. Edel has was the IAFR reresentative on Organising Committee for the ISFRI 2018 congress which was be held in Melbourne and she will co-ordinated the Radiography stream. This year, she is on the Scientific Committee for the joint ASMIRT/NZIMRT 2020 conference and is facilitating a pre-congress workshop, as well as a forensic session at it. Two highly successful DVI workshops have been delivered in Melbourne, as well as multiple study days around Australia with membership steadily increasing.
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Paul Hunter, BSc (Hons), MSc - Vice Chair & Welfare Officer
Paul is a Lecturer in Medical Imaging at Teesside University, with significant experience in performing Post-Mortem CT (PMCT) examinations, including PMCT Angiography. Paul previously worked full-time at Bradford Digital Autopsy Facility, providing imaging for both suspicious and routine death investigations and has experience working alongside Coroners, Coroners’ Officers, Forensic Pathologists, Police Officers and Mortuary Technicians. Having qualified with a first-class honours degree in Diagnostic Radiography, Paul has subsequently completed his MSc in Forensic Radiography and is the Course Leader for the PgC/MSc Forensic Radiography course at Teesside University. In addition, he is also a Team Member with Kenyon International Emergency Response.
Lorraine Hynds BSc (Hons), PgCert, PgDip - Honorary Secretary
Lorraine is the current honorary secretary for IAFR and has been a member of the IAFR since 2011, and this is when the interest in forensic radiography arose. Lorraine has completed the relevant DVI training in 2011 (Shrivenham), 2017 (Dublin) and 2019 (Moreton in Marsh) and has been a member of UKFRRT since 2011 (only member in N Ireland).
Qualified in 1997 from the University of Ulster, Lorraine has worked in her current position since 2001 in Southern Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland. This role entails a number of specialist areas including CT, GI reporting (barium and video swallows), Lead paediatric radiographer (SPA cases) and dental imaging and undertakes management responsibilities on a daily basis.
Lorraine has completed the PgC course in Forensic Radiography at Teeside University which has guided her into a new role in N Ireland as regional officer for the IAFR. This role will involve setting up a working DVI group with various specialists including UKDVI lead in PSNI, forensic radiologist (none currently in NI), state pathologist, anthropologists and archaeologists. To date there is no recognised forensic imaging service in NI and that is the focus of this role to establish and promote forensic imaging within the province.
Mark Viner, FCR, MSc, HDCR, DipHSM, DipFMS, DipFHID, MFSSoc, RFP, CertRP - Education Officer & ISFRI Board Member
Mark is a founder member and first Chair of IAFR. He is also a founder member and first vice-chair of the International Society of Forensic Radiology & Imaging. He qualified as a radiographer in 1982 and is currently Senior Tutor in Radiography at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London. He was previously Clinical Adviser to Barts and The London Hospitals £1bn redevelopment scheme, and Radiology Services Manager. Before this he worked as a clinical radiographer at several London teaching and prostgraduate hospitals. He is also a Fellow of Cranfield Forensic Institute at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and holds honorary lecturer status at a number of universities in the UK and overseas.
Mark has extensive forensic radiography experience, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. He was radiography consultant and team co-ordinator for the United Nations ICTY forensic teams in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo from 1996 - 2001 and undertook 13 tours of duty between 1997 and 2001. He has also worked as a forensic radiography consultant for the International Criminal Court, the UN Mission in Sierra Leone, the UN Mission in Kosovo, the Dublin Coroner, the Metropolitan Police, LGC Forensics, Inforce, Kenyon International and CIFA.
He has advised the UK Home Office and Government Office for London on Emergency planning arrangements and is the and UKFRRT co-ordinator for London, responding to both the Tsunami and 7th July London Bombings. He has lectured widely at international conferences and has published several papers, book chapters and articles on forensic radiography. He is joint editor of the second edition of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology.
As a founder member of the Trauma Imaging Group and chair of its forensic radiography committee (TIGFR), he led the involvement of TIGFR in the development of the College of Radiographers guidelines for forensic radiography, the first postgraduate course in forensic radiography at the University of Central England, the inception of the annual COR Conference in 2000 and the development of the TIGFR response team, training and equipment stockpile. With the merger of TIGFR and other forensic radiography groups, he became chair of AFR at the inception of the organisation in April 2005. He was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship and the Fellowship of the College of Radiographers in 2005 and the Gold Medal of the Society and College of Radiographers in 2010.
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Jeroen Kroll - International Liaison Officer & DVI Co-ordinator
Jeroen Kroll is a radiologic technologist since 1998 and started in 2000 as a specialized radiologic technologist at the Maastricht University Medical Center, and past Chair of the IAFR.
He is specialized in cardiac computed tomography, dual energy and perfusion imaging.
In addition, the scope of his work included developing protocols, scientific research and data analysis.
In 2009 he joined the Unit Forensic Radiology at Maastricht University Medical Center. Since august 2014 he has a full-time position as a forensic radiology consultant.
His most important role is to maintain contact with the police, procescuters and pathologists, to provide forensic and legal input in the forensic radiology examinations and to expand the use of forensic radiology within the Netherlands. He studied Forensic science, Criminology and Dutch law.
He is a founder member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and member of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR).
Amy-Lee Brookes BSc (Hons), MSc, CertFHID - DVI Co-ordinator
Amy qualified as a radiographer in 2013 and works as the Post-Mortem CT Lead at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. She joined IAFR in 2014 and completed the relevant training in 2015 to become a member of UKFRRT. Amy graduated with a Master of Science in Forensic Radiography at Teesside University 2017 having undertaken research in to the use of imaging in juvenile skeletons in Forensic Anthropology.
She has extensive post-mortem and forensic experience in adult post-mortem cases in plain-film, CT and post-mortem angiography and in live SPA cases and post-mortem paediatric cases including SPA, SUDI and forensics. Additionally, she has deployment experience in DVI using both CT and dental imaging.
Amy has presented numerous forensic radiology presentations at conferences and study days in both the UK and Europe, including the joint ISFRI and IAFR conference and ECR. She has also presented several successful Suspected Physical Abuse study days to radiographers within the UK.
Additionally, she has experience working with both adult and juvenile skeletal human remains, mainly through volunteer work at the UCL Department of Archaeology. Her experience also includes the imaging of skeletal remains, both archaeological and forensic.
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Charlotte Primeau, BSc (Hons), MSc, MSc, PGCert, PhD - Membership Secretary
Charlotte has been a member of IAFR since 2017. Charlotte has a BSc in forensic anthropology, a MSc in human identification, a MSc in diagnostic radiography and a PhD in forensic medicine and anthropology. Charlotte has also trained in post mortem dental imaging and Suspected Physical Injury and completed a post-graduate diploma in Minimally Invasive Autopsy.
Since training as a radiographer, Charlotte works for the NHS in Scotland where she also performs postmortem imaging. Prior to her training in diagnostic radiography, Charlotte worked as an anthropologist at the institute of forensic medicine in Copenhagen, where she performed CT scans and dental imaging of human remains. She has also worked with imaging of archeological human remains for the National Museum of Denmark and for the National Museum of the Faroe Islands and acquired dental images of archeological juvenile remains in the Netherlands.
Charlotte has presented at several international conferences and has been published numerous times. She has taught research methods and statistics and guest lectured on the application of medical imaging to archeological human remains.
Fox Marttinen, BSc, BA - Communications Officer
Fox has graduated as a Bachelor of Health Care, major in Radiography and Radiotherapy in 2010 and Bachelor of Dance Pedagogy in 2016. He is currently studying for MSc Forensic Radiography in Teesside University. He is legally qualified radiographer in Finland and has long work experience in clinical radiography. Fox has been working in a multi modality radiology unit that has included x-ray, fluoroscopy, CT, US, dental imaging, CBCT, angiogram and working as a part of different radiological procedure teams. In forensics, Fox has main interest in post mortem imaging and victim identification.
Fox has been a part of the IAFR committee since 2019 and acts as a communications officer. He is also a committee member of the Finnish Society of Radiography Research (Radiografian tutkimusseura ry) and wishes to make forensic radiography more well known in the Nordic Countries.
Christina Carøe Ejlskov Pedersen - Branch Liaison Officer
Christina has a BSc in Radiography, from The University College of Northern Denmark. She is currently working as a Forensic and Paediatric Project Radiographer at Denmark’s largest department of radiology, Aarhus University Hospital, and at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University.
She has great experience in post-mortem cases in adults and the main tasks of her forensic work involve being a central part in evaluating PMCT scans. She is currently undertaking the last part towards completing the CAS - Certificate of Advanced Studies in the field of Forensic Imaging & Virtopsy. Another large part of her work is optimizing protocols regarding CT and conventional x-ray, both modalities is her responsibility at the Department of Forensic Medicine. She is the official link to external researches who wishes to make use of CT imaging of e.g. animals, soil samples, archaeological findings etc. She is also deeply involved in PMCTA and takes great part in the research in this field. Christina is also a member of the PIMAS group at Aarhus University.
Christina is a former dental assistant, and through this knowledge and interest she is highly dedicated in dental identification cases, and is currently working towards heightening the CT scans for dental ID via dental applications.
Her way into the forensic field was through the patient group of children under Suspected Physical Abuse (SPA), both in the living and the post mortem cases. She has been working with this field for almost 7 years, and is highly passionate to heighten this area of imaging. Her clinical passion has always been the paediatric patient and she has given a great deal of presentations on her clinical work from the paediatric perspective, but also presentations around the Danish regions to promote the forensic field for radiographer, this in association with The Danish Council of Radiographers.
She has been a member of the IAFR since 2015, and is the only forensic radiographer in Denmark.
Fiona MacGregor – Treasurer & Welfare Officer
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical imaging at Teesside University. I have a particular interest in forensic radiography, with a specific focus on paediatric forensic imaging practice for Suspected physical abuse.
I have recently commenced my PhD studies in which my focus is on the facilitators and barriers for implementing best evidence-based practice in forensic radiography. Along with fellow colleagues from the University I am involved in the delivery of the Forensic Radiography PgC and MSc degree courses at the University. This also entails liaising with other leading professionals in their fields to enhance the content and delivery of these courses.
I have also recently with colleagues in Malaysia organised for the delivery of the 1st Forensic Radiography Symposium that was to be presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April 2020, at which I was also to be a keynote speaker. Sadly, this has had to be cancelled due to the Corona Virus outbreak.
Outgoing Committee Members
Chandra Y. Gerrard, B.S., R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)(QM) - USA Liaison Officer & International Liaison Chair
Chandra is a faculty member for the department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico. She is the Clinical Radiology Research Technologist with primary focus on clinical trial review to assess feasibility of imaging within the department and determine whether the imaging has standard of care (routine) acquisition parameters, or requires novel protocol development. Current duties also include performing pre-clinical imaging on a 7T MR scanner, which are used to assess a variety of cancer models, brain injury models, and ex vivo methods of advanced MR imaging. Most recently, she was the Supervisor of Forensic Imaging at the Center for Forensic Imaging (CFI), at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator and the Clinical Radiology Research Technologist in the department of Radiology at the University of New Mexico. She is currently a Master of Public Health candidate, concentrating in Epidemiology, at the University of New Mexico, College of Population Health. She received a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences from the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine (2013), and an Associate's degree in Occupational Sciences - Radiologic Technology (2006) from PIMA Medical Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is board certified in Radiography, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Quality Management.
She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR) and served on the committee as Vice-Chair from 2016-2017, Honorary Secretary from 2015-2016, and has been the USA Liaison since 2014. She is a Founder Member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and a subcommittee member of the ISFRI working group for Image Acquisition, in which her primary role is the lead protocol technologist who is responsible for delineating the workflow for performing postmortem computed tomography (PMCT). She is also a subcommittee member of the ISFRI working group for Pediatric Imaging, in which her primary role is as the lead protocol technologist responsible for collating international protocols and provide best practice standards for PMCT in pediatric populations with the goal of
generating a joint statement of pediatric imaging standards by both the ISFRI and European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR).
Chandra has been involved in post mortem imaging and research for close to seven years, with extensive experience in PMCT and PMMR. Her primary interest includes pediatric radiography and advanced postmortem pediatric CT and MR imaging. Chandra is an intermittent federal employee for the United States Department of Health and Human Services as a radiologic technologist for the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams (DMORT) Region VI. She also serves as a Chairman and national delegate for the Computed Tomography Chapter, and a member of the Practice Standards Committee for Computed Tomography, for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
Chandra has provided numerous post mortem and forensic radiology presentations at state, national and international conferences including, but not limited to: European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR), National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI), International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR), and British Columbia Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (BCAMRT).
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Claire Robinson, BSc, MSc - Treasurer
Claire is an Advanced Practitioner in forensic imaging at Leicester where she has been involved with forensic and post-mortem imaging for more than 15 years. She has a varied experience of PM imaging in plain film, dental and PMCT. She runs the local post-mortem imaging service that provides imaging for forensic, paediatric and non-suspicious death investigations as an adjunct to, or to replace the need for, autopsy.
Claire has been involved in research into the use of post mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in forensic practice, non-suspicious deaths and mass fatality incidents. She has helped develop PMCT techniques in angiography and ventilation, has published many papers and book chapters and lectured at many conferences. She currently teaches on the University of Leicester’s MSc program in post mortem radiology for natural and forensic death investigation. Claire is currently completing a PhD in post-mortem imaging.
She has also been involved in mass fatality incidents both in training the national disaster victim identification (DVI) team and providing practical support to training exercises. She has been deployed several times to help set up, co-ordinate and/or assist with imaging in response to local, national and international DVI incidents.