Aaron's research is multi- and inter-disciplinary, spanning forensic science, law, and policing, with a clear policy-impact focus. His primary research covers three key themes: 1) evaluation of the effectiveness of forensic DNA databases, forensic biometrics and other forensic applications (including AI and machine learning technologies); 2) Evaluation of the impact of time, temperature and other environmental factors on the quantity and quality of DNA extracted from biological samples; 3) Assessment of the transfer, persistence, prevalence and recovery (TPPR) of trace DNA on different surfaces.
PhD, Law, Northumbria University
Forensic DNA Databasing: retention regimes and efficacy1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2019
MSc, Science, University of Strathclyde
Development of a DNA degradation assay to determine the age of bloodstains26 Sep 2014 - 26 Sep 2015
BSc (Hons), Biochemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology14 Aug 2009 - 28 Jun 2013
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, AFHEA12 Aug 2020 -
Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, ACSFS22 Dec 2016 -