Julie Allard M.Sc., C.Biol., MRSB, MCSFS.
Julie is a well known forensic expert specialising in body fluids and DNA interpretation, particularly in the area of sexual offences and has authored publications throughout her career.
She has over 40 years’ experience of reporting a wide range of body fluid and DNA cases as an expert witness in addition to providing case specific advice for the CCRC. She has given oral court evidence on hundreds of occasions, predominantly at the Old Bailey. As a consultant for Forensic Context she routinely provides expert advice to defence teams.
She was formerly Principal Scientist within the Forensic Science Service (FSS), accountable nationally for body fluids and leading on quality, training and casework matters. Over her 10 years of scientific leadership in the FSS she was instrumental in developing and implementing national standards and in improving quality and consistency within the organisation. Her input to quality standards continues via co-authorship of various codes of practice for the Forensic Science Regulator. Most recently she co-authored guidance for the “Assessment, Collection and Recording of Forensic Related Evidence in Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Examinations” which will be published in 2020.
She has developed and delivered training throughout her career to a wide range of audiences, most recently including training CSIs in Europe on the forensic investigation of sexual offences, CPD sessions at various chambers and lectures to university students.
A full CV can be provided on request.
Tel: 07582 133396