Tim is a Lead Consultant in Forensic Archaeology for Alecto Forensics with specialist skills in geophysical and topographical survey techniques. An early career in the British Army (Royal Engineers) provided him with specialist skills in inshore and offshore diving and sub-surface search techniques, including the use of side scan SONAR and ground penetrating RADAR (GPR).
Building on this foundation, he completed a Master’s Degree in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Cranfield University. He specialises in the forensic use of geophysical search techniques and is currently developing and promoting the use of digital terrain mapping and 3D modelling data rapidly obtained from unmanned aerial platforms (UAVs). This emerging technology is already proving to be an excellent operational planning tool and method for detailed recording of invasive searches.
In recent years, Tim has worked on an extensive number of forensic cases for a variety of police forces across the UK, together with a number of high profile cases in the international arena. These cases have covered a broad range of major crime investigations, including: mass fatality incidents, fatal fires, transportation accident, structural building collapse, murder, child abuse, body recovery, missing persons, historic genocide, slavery, servitude and forced labour.