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Aaron is a Research Scientist in Forensic Genetics, Biometrics and Biology. Aaron has an academic background in forensic biology and forensic DNA legislation. Through his research, Aaron has contributed oral and written evidence and reviewed policy reports on forensic biometrics for several groups and agencies including the Scottish Independent Advisory Group on Biometrics, Forensic Genetics Policy Initiative, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, the Office of the Biometrics Commissioner and the New Zealand Law Commission. He has also worked on Northumbria Police commissioned evaluations on out of court disposals.
Aaron holds a BSc in Biochemistry (2013) from KNUST, Ghana; an MSc in Forensic Science (2015) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (funded by the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship); and a Law PhD on Forensic DNA databases (2019) from Northumbria University (funded by Northumbria Research Studentship). Aaron joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science in January 2020. He worked previously as a Teaching and Laboratory Assistant (National Service Person) in Biochemistry at KNUST, Ghana, from 2013 to 2014. Aaron is an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) (since 2016).
Aaron's research is multi- and inter-disciplinary, spanning forensic science, law, and policing, with a clear policy-impact focus. His primary research covers the following key themes:
Inquiries are welcome on self-funded PhD projects on the above research themes. International students and professionals who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in Forensic Science at Northumbria University may apply for the following scholarships/fellowships if they are eligible.
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle-income countries) (12 Months Research as part of a PhD in home country)
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarships (12 Months Masters)
Chevening Scholarships (12 Months Masters)
Law, PhD, Northumbria University
1 Oct 2016 → 30 Sep 2019
Award Date: 2 Dec 2019
Science, MSc, University of Strathclyde
26 Sep 2014 → 26 Sep 2015
Award Date: 12 Nov 2015
Biochemistry, BSc (Hons), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
14 Aug 2009 → 28 Jun 2013
Award Date: 14 Jun 2013
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