Learn about the latest in Forensic Science
Date: Thursday 11th May, 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Margaret River SHS Auditorium
Entry: Free but limited to 110, please call 9 757 0700 to reserve seats
Audience: Suitable for community members 12 years and over
Supper: Following the seminar a light supper is provided with an opportunity to meet Dr Lewis.
Professor Simon Lewis BSc (Hons), PhD, CChem FRSC FRACI is Professor of Forensic and Analytical Chemistry. He leads the Forensic and Analytical Chemistry Research Group at Curtin University.
The evening seminar will discuss the notorious case of Harold Shipman a former UK doctor was convicted in January 2000 for the murder of 15 of his elderly patients by administering lethal injections of opiates.
The subsequent inquiry established that he had killed at least 215 people over a period of 23 years, making him the United Kingdom’s most prolific mass murderer.
Professor Simon Lewis, a national award-winning lecturer and forensic researcher gives an account of this case and explores the science that was fundamental to the successful prosecution of Harold Shipman.
Forensic science in practice depends heavily upon the underlying molecular and physical sciences.