Forensics for the over 40's

by Adele
(Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England)



I have been a laboratory technician all my working life so have been involved in science for a while now, however my lifelong passion is forensics. I was inspired initially by Quincy M.E. (you have to be over 40 to remember that show!)

On realising what a medical examiner actually did, I decided that the behind the scene lab work was where i should really be! I'm always watching Forensic Files and the like and reading books on the most grisly cases.

I have studied for the last 18 months in the evenings to gain a HNC in Forensic Science (hopefully in June 2010) before moving on to do my degree in Biological and Forensic Sciences in September. Exciting stuff! You may ask why return to education so late?! life etc was my preferred choice for the last decade where i have been a school laboratory technician whilst caring for my husband and son but now it's time for me to follow my dreams!

My biggest venture whilst working in my current job has been to set up a science club to inspire the kids. It's been really rewarding. I'm just planning a forensics day too so any help or ideas would be gratefully received. Anyone had experience of setting up forensics days?!

Best regards to all :o)

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Jan 11, 2010
Glad to meet you !
by: ForensicMentor

Hello fellow forensic enthusiast ! I am a forensic serologist working in a private lab that has set up a website to help students and those interested in forensics,

I would encourage you to follow your dreams, it is never too late... I am mid-thirties and in my career peak, but still striving for more every day. Never give up on finding something you love to do and sharing it...

I would also love your ideas for my website as well as maybe I can help you with your forensic for kids program, give me more info and check out my site !


Jan 11, 2010
Forensic Science For Kids
by: David

Hi Adele

Check out the science for kids page (see following link). The page showcases the best science resources aimed at children and younger students and most of the links have great resources for teachers.

All the best


Science For Kids

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