Ethos Forensics is an independent consultancy, formed in 2011 by Sue Carney, formerly a Senior Forensic Scientist at the UK Forensic Science Service. Sue’s field of expertise is the examination of Body Fluid evidence and the interpretation of DNA Profiling results.
Sue worked at the Forensic Science Service Chorley laboratory for almost ten years, prior to its closure in March 2011.
Sue is an accomplished trainer, having written and presented various courses including forensic strategy setting, sexual offences investigation and DNA Profiling to police, medical and legal professionals.
Quality Management & Accreditation
Sue managed the Compliance of a major UK Hair Drug Testing laboratory allowing accreditation to ISO 17025:2005, by UKAS, in July 2013.
Sue has extensive experience of the issues surrounding accreditation, Quality Management and liaising with the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, with a comprehensive knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
Sue has lectured on Quality Systems on the University of Huddersfield’s Forensic Science Masters course and assessed the Quality System requirements for the Ministry of Interior at their forensic facility in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Sue’s area of special interest is the forensic investigation of sexual offences including Cold Case investigations. Sue attends court to give expert testimony in such cases on many occasions.
Training forensic practitioners, Sue frequently tutored on FSS in-house training courses, lectured to forensic science students at the University of Central Lancashire, Sheffield Hallam University and taught on the Crime Scene Managers’ course held at NPIA’s Harpurley Hall (currently College of Policing Forensic Training).
Ethos Forensics provides impartial forensic advice, expert opinion, training and Expert Witness services throughout the UK and overseas.