Adam McConochie is one of the directors of Alecto Forensics and is the Ecology Services Manager and Quality Adviser.
Between 2003 and 2013, he was a Lead Examiner and Casework Team Leader (Sexual Offences) at LGC Forensics. During his time at LGC, he was also Head of Quality for the Biology department (Risley laboratory) and Manager and Lead Scientist of the Forensic Ecology service.
Adam initially worked as an examiner on biology cases and cold case reviews covering blood, body fluids, blood pattern analysis, fibres, hairs, touch and LCN DNA. As he progressed through the company, he became manager of the Forensic Ecology service where he managed the casework involving the disciplines and evidence types of archaeology, anthropology, botany, entomology, limnology (diatoms), palynology (pollen), soil science, stable isotopes and radiocarbon dating. As a part of this role, he provided forces with the most appropriate and effective forensic strategies to maximise these evidence types within criminal investigations. His experience in the ecology disciplines has also enabled him to work as an assistant anthropologist and archaeologist at numerous scenes both in the UK and internationally, focusing on search, location and recovery of human remains and the collection of ecology evidence types.
Adam also has extensive experience in the management of a productive and quality-focused department, liaising, managing and motivating scientists at all levels and communicating effectively with customers.
His responsibilities have included the supervision of UKAS internal and external audits to ensure the maintenance of LGC Forensics Risley laboratory ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 UKAS accreditation. As part of this role, he also developed, produced and oversaw the validation and verification strategies that ultimately achieved ISO 17025 accreditation for LGC Forensics Wakefield laboratory.