Hello there readers! I apologise for the long delay in posting. My only excuse is that I have been rather busy over the last few months, marking exam scripts; setting up more pig decomposition experiments; running short courses; a little more TV consultancy, launching new book projects; and going on holiday. Oh, and I have got engaged too! Woo-hoo!
In the middle of May, I ran an Higher Education Academy-funded workshop in improving learner experience in forensic science education, open to all lecturers, teaching assistants, practitioner trainers and interested lay people, which was really well received. We used the workshop to launch a new 20 chapter volume dedicated to giving forensic educators and practitioner trainers a useful "tool-kit" for keeping their courses lively, relevant, high quality, and within budget. If you're involved in forensic science education or training of any sort, or science education that includes a forensic element, have a look at the book project website. The book will be published by Wiley and will be out next year. I will keep you posted about its progress, never fear!
If you're interested in science communication and public outreach (and lets face it, who isn't?), then check out this event that I'll be chairing in July.