Stephanie joined the Dublin office of IFIC Forensics in September 2018. She began her career by studying for her BSc in Chemistry at Heriot-Watt University where she developed knowledge in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. Stephanie subsequently attended the University of Strathclyde’s renowned Centre for Forensic Science where she obtained an MSc in Forensic Science, gaining experience in drugs of abuse, toxicology and fire & explosives. During this time she also completed a research project at the prestigious Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science. Here she prototyped a universal scientific methodology involving the transfer of trace evidence. Data from the project will be implemented into a world-wide open source data set that can be used by practitioners across the field in order to evaluate and interpret trace evidence at crime scenes.
Stephanie is continuing to expand her expertise in Fire Investigation, gaining investigative skills in fire behaviour and scene management and is undertaking training courses in the UK and USA. Stephanie is an active member of both the International Association of Arson Investigators and the Fire Investigators Association of Ireland. She is an Associate Member of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.