Kiera joined IFIC Forensics in 2010 assisting with various aspects of the business until she became the first graduate to undergo the IFIC Forensics Graduate Training Programme in 2012. Having achieved her degree in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde, Kiera is now attending the University of Central Lancashire to study for her Masters Degree in Fire Scene Investigation. This is a multi-disciplinary course, to include skills relating to fire behaviour, scene management, analytical chemistry and investigative skills. In tandem with her university studying Kiera is gaining first hand forensic investigation skills across marine, renewable energy and residential cases through her mentorship with the IFIC Forensics’ Principal Investigator - Dr James Lygate. Experiences to date include working within chemical laboratories carrying out forensic testing and chemical analysis. To complete her thesis Kiera created a computer program which calculates the probability of an individual being the contributor of a forensically recovered DNA sample by analysis of the 2, 4 alleles in a two person DNA mixture.