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Forensic Scientist

Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Flat 2/2 16 Lawrence Street
Glasgow, Glasgow G11 5HQ
United Kingdom

Company Description: SIPR is a collaborative initiative between thirteen of Scotland's universities* and the Scottish police service. Members of SIPR undertake high quality, independent...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Scottish Forensic Science Service
  • Director
    Scottish Forensic Science Service
  • Founder
    SPSA Forensic Services
  • Director
    Forensics
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www.sipr.ac.uk, 3 April 2014 [cached]
Tom Nelson, Scottish Police Authority
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Tom Nelson Tom has been a Forensic Scientist for 25 years. Fifteen of those years were spent with the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Laboratory. He started work in chemistry but later developed an expertise in fire investigation. He has also worked extensively in the paint, glass and general chemistry departments. He has been heavily involved in shaping the new forensic service over the past few years. Tom previously held the post of head of Lothian Borders Police Forensic Science Support Department and has recently been appointed Director of the new Scottish Forensic Science Service.
SIPR - About Us - People
www.sipr.ac.uk, 3 April 2014 [cached]
Tom Nelson SIPR - About Us - People
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Tom Nelson
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Tom previously held the post of head of Lothian Borders Police Forensic Science Support Department and has recently been appointed Director of the new Scottish Forensic Science Service.
Tom Nelson (C Chem MRSC) will ...
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Tom Nelson (C Chem MRSC) will take up the post of Director with immediate effect.Tom has been heavily involved in shaping the new forensic service over the past few years.He has previously worked with the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Laboratory and was Head of the Lothian and Borders Police Forensic Laboratory, before leading the work to establish the Scottish Forensic Science Service.
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"Tom has been involved in this area of work for many years and latterly has been committed to developing the future shape of this new organisation.I am confident that his experience and expertise will be a huge asset not only in leading the Scottish Forensic Science Service but also to the wider Scottish Police Services Authority and Criminal Justice System".
Tom Nelson, Director of the Scottish Forensic Science Service commented:
SIPR - News
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SPSA Director of Forensic Services Tom Nelson said, "This conference will help to further build the vital relationship between academia and our staff working in the frontline of forensic science.
Appointment of New Director of new Forensic Services - SPSA Forensic Services
www.spsa-forensics.police.uk, 10 Jan 2007 [cached]
Tom Nelson (C Chem MRSC) will take up the post of Director with immediate effect.  Tom has been heavily involved in shaping the new forensic service over the past few years.  He has previously worked with the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Laboratory and was Head of the Lothian and Borders Police Forensic Laboratory, before leading the work to establish the SPSA Forensic Services David Mulhern, Chief Executive of the Scottish Police Services Authority said:
"This is an exciting time in the history of the Scottish Criminal Justice System as we establish a new national forensic science service.  This new service will pull together all our existing forensic and fingerprint capability.  We will also integrate Scene of Crime Officers, placing us at the forefront of evidence capture and analysis.  By making these significant changes we will provide, for the first time a fully integrated national service from crime scene to court".
"Tom has been involved in this area of work for many years and latterly has been committed to developing the future shape of this new organisation.  I am confident that his experience and expertise will be a huge asset not only in leading the Forensic Services but also to the wider Scottish Police Services Authority and Criminal Justice System".
Tom Nelson, Director of the Forensic Services commented:
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead this new and exciting organisation and to continue the work I have been closely involved with over recent years.  By bringing all aspects of evidence capture and analysis together we will provide a national approach that aims to deliver a world class service within the Scottish Criminal Justice System".
NOTES FOR NEWS EDITORS:
Tom Nelson has been a Forensic Scientist for 25 years. 15 of those years were spent with the Northern Ireland Forensic Science Laboratory. He started work in chemistry but later developed an expertise in fire investigation. He also worked extensively in the paint, glass and general chemistry departments.
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