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Carolyn Lovell

Carolyn Lovell

Research & Development manager
carolyn.lovell@dorset.pnn.police.uk
07894 327054

Experience

I have over 25 years’ experience working within operational police forensic units. I started my career working within the fingerprint enhancement lab and worked across many operational forensic roles, my last position was Head of Operations. My professional development has continued with a BSc in Biology, MSc in Forensic Archaeology and post grads in teaching and leadership. I am studying for a PHD in Criminal Justice specialising in Sexual Offences. I am an honorary lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and support and supervise student research. I have developed and delivered the Crime Scene Managers/Coordinators course both in the UK and internationally.

I can help you with…

I have broad experience across forensic and policing disciplines, so can assist across most areas, specifically research, crime scene investigation, management and sexual offences, drugs/child death. Just get in touch as I usually have the links, whether UK or International.

What was your first job in policing or forensics?

My first job was as a Fingerprint Enhancement Technician which I undertook for 12 months. I joined with the aim to be a (then) SOCO, of which I was one of the first female civilian staff.

What is your favourite part of your role?

I am passionate about forensics and assuring its use within the policing context. I am really enjoying engaging with forensic practitioners, academics, industry and policing professionals to develop the R&D and actively achieve success through funding and driving change.

What work in your career have you most enjoyed?

I have enjoyed every aspect of my career to date. I especially like to ensure that individuals learn from experiences and share their knowledge. Sharing my views at the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee was a memorable experience! Perhaps heading out to meet one of the cruise ships coming into dock at 4am from a pilot boat and swinging off a rope ladder with CSI kit in a rucksack always brings a smile to my face!