Mike is an experienced Chartered forensic investigator (CSI) with the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, having investigated over 1000 crime scenes and forensic incidents in a career spanning 25 years, working in UK, and internationally.
Employed by three UK police forces, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), the Special Anti-Crime unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT), the United Nations, and the Forensic Science Service.
Mike is a full-time fire investigator with Zetetech Forensic Investigations, undertaking fire investigation for the insurance industry and in addition a part time operational crime scene investigator/manager with Surrey Police.
Mike has a master’s degree in Forensic Engineering from the Royal military college Shrivenham, and a honours degree in mechanical engineering. Mike lectures at several Universities and colleges and is an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Exeter. Currently undertaking a professional doctorate with Portsmouth University and working towards his IAAI CFI certification.
Mike has worked on the forensic investigation of Grenfell Tower, German Wings Mass Homicide, Marine DVI recovery in the Persian Gulf. Mike undertook five tours of Afghanistan in support of military operations in Afghanistan in relation to IED exploitation and investigation. A recognised expert in crime scene reconstruction and the recording of crime scenes undertaking the training of multiple law enforcement agencies worldwide.
Prior to his forensic career; Mike served an apprenticeship obtaining advanced city and guilds in mechanical services. Subsequently a CORGI registered industrial and commercial heating engineer specialising in heating and potable water systems. Post Undergraduate degree worked for several of the UK’s leading construction companies as a project engineer in mechanical and electrical services.