Research .

The LFSA is committed to undertaking cutting-edge research aimed at addressing operational challenges faced by forensic practitioners in a range of forensic science and related disciplines. We are currently engaged in a variety of research projects and collaborations.

We encourage practitioners to engage with the LFSA to work together to overcome your forensic challenge.  You can commission your research.


Research Facilities

Through collaboration and partnership with UCLan, the Academy offers students and researchers to carry out ground-breaking research in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, with access to forensic science experts. Take a look around our research facilities. 


Research Projects

As one of the Academy's focus areas is research, we are always on the search for the most innovative approaches to asking a research question that has the potential to solve challenges faced by science. Check our research projects, learn more.

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Introducing the Research Team

The Academy gives opportunities to researchers from a wide range of forensic fields. Meet our in-house researchers, learn about their projects and contributions to science. 

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From ideas to projects, from small questions to big findings .... tune in to listen to Forensics Lounge, our podcast series where we discuss all things forensic.

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Public engagement events that give an opportunity to the LFSA to shed new light on bigger research questions from the field of forensics and more.

Recent Publications

Public events that allow researchers to present their findings shedding new light on bigger questions from the field of forensics.

From Call for Papers to Online Appointments and digital conversations on our Forensic Lounge podcast-sofa we speak about science, research and the latest findings from research. Sign up for alerts on what we have prepared next.


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Are you interested in using our research facilities?


Are you interested in commissioning some research?

Would you like to undertake MRes or PhD research?