The European Division received its charter from IAI on the 16th August 2014 under the authority of the IAI President and Chief Operating Officer. A clear need was identified for a representative, European based Division that would be capable of driving forward the agreed objectives of the parent body, as well as the refined objectives appertaining to Europe itself. Similar Divisions have been established in other countries, such as the US and have proved successful and there was a clear desire to emulate this success with a European Division.

The European Division of the IAI is focused on

  • Providing training and education to members through seminars, conferences and summer schools;
  • Actively promoting research in the fields of forensics and biometrics;
  • Disseminating knowledge and information related to all the disciplines of the forensic sciences and biometrics;
  • Contributing with other established relevant professional organizations, following decisions of the European Council on forensics matters, the guidelines provided by European Commission Monopoly Status Forensic Organizations (e.g. ENFSI) and European Commission funded programs on forensic research cross fertilization (e.g. COST actions);
  • Encouraging the highest ethical standards in the collection, preservation, examination and evaluation of evidence;
  • Actively promoting networking between professionals, researchers, students and technical partners in all forensics and biometrics branches;
  • Contributing to spread relevant information on new technologies and technical solutions for practitioners and researchers.

board of directors

Jo Morrissey is a Workforce Strategy Lead with the Forensic capability network. She is working with the forensic community…read more

Jo Morrissey


Angelo Salici holds a MSc degree in Electronic Engineering, a MSc degree in Homeland and International Security Sciences, a MSc degree in Statistical …read more

Angelo Salici

Board Member, Website Editor

Anthony (Tony) Laird began his involvement with the forensic sciences in 1986 as a trainee fingerprint examiner with the South West Regional Fingerprint …read more

Tony Laird

Board Member

Professor Ivan Birch is Consultant Expert Witness in forensic gait analysis with FGA Services, Emeritus Professor of Human Sciences and has 45 years’ experience of gait analysis…read more

Ivan Birch

Board Member

Mattei, Aldo, Lt. Colonel of Carabinieri Corps, PhD, M.Ch. Eng., is the laboratory deputy director of Carabinieri Scientific Investigation Service for South Italy …read more

Aldo Mattei

Board Member

After a position at Pfizer (Sandwich, UK) and Specs Compound Handling (Delft, NL) I went to work for the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) as the … read more

Marcel De Puit

Board Member, Treasurer

Pedro Luis Alves Azevedo, was born in Lisbon, on 15 January 1966. He is a Criminalistics Expert (fingerprints), since ABR1999 … read more

Pedro Luis Alves Azevedo

Board Member

Ray Kane retired in 2023 as a Detective Sergeant after 31 years service with the Irish Police Force (An Garda Siochana). He spent the previous 25 years working as both a Major Crime Scene Examiner.

Ray Kane

Board Member