Board Members

Jo Morrissey


Jo Morrissey is a Workforce Strategy Lead with the Forensic capability network. She is working with the forensic community from policing, academia and the wider sector across England and Wales.

Jo was previously and academic for 8 years and is still a visiting Associate Professor at Anglia Ruskin University.

She was a practitioner in crime scene, fingerprints and fire for 23 years prior to this.

Aldo Mattei

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 and the head of the Latent Print Unit. In the last 26 years he was laboratory manager of different forensic disciplines (latent prints, footwears and tire-tracks, image processing and face recognition), providing court expertise. He authored and co-authored several articles for international journals and conferences. He is the 2nd Vice President of the IAI, serving in several committees and the President of the European Division. He is the Chairman of the ENFSI Fingerprint Working Group and the leader of the PTs/CEs Subcommittee.  He is a member of the ASB Friction Ridge Consensus Body and an international affiliate of the NIST-OSAC Friction Ridge Subcommittee.

Marcel De Puit

Board Member, Treasurer

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 Research Lead for Fingerprint Research in 2007. From 2015 I have been a part-time Associate Professor at the Delft University of Technology (TUDelft).
My experience in research started at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, UK) with a R&D traineeship as a part his BSc-studies, under the supervision of prof. P. J. Kocienski. After finishing the BSc-degree I took up a PhD position at the University of Leeds, UK, again under the supervision of prof. Kocienski.
My research interest range from the development of new visualisation reagents to the chemical analysis of fingerprints. The research so far has resulted in some interesting insights in the development and the chemical profiling of latent fingerprints. The chemical profiling can in future be used to estimate the age of fingerprints and establish certain habits of the donor. At present a research project on the use of fingerprints for the evaluation of hypotheses at activity level is ongoing.
As founding father of the European Division of The International Association for Identification I am a member of the board of directors and currently the treasurer.

Angelo Salici

Board Member, Website Editor

Angelo Salici holds a MSc degree in Electronic Engineering, a MSc degree in Homeland and International Security Sciences, a MSc degree in Statistical and Economic Science and a PhD degree in Advanced Technology for Information Engineering. Angelo has more than 16 years of experience in many forensic science disciplines: firearm, document examination, image/video processing, face recognition and digital forensic.  Currently he is member of the Board of Directors of the European Division of the International Association for Identification since its foundation in 2015, member of the ENFSI Firearms and GSR Working Group and he is involved in the EMPACT Firearms.

Tony Laird

Board Member

Anthony (Tony) Laird began his involvement with the forensic sciences in 1986 as a trainee fingerprint examiner with the South West Regional Fingerprint Bureau that was part of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary in Bristol, UK. On completing his training, he spent a short time at the Thames Valley Police fingerprint department in Oxford, before transferring to South Wales to help to set up a fingerprint department for the Gwent Constabulary. In 1992, Tony was offered a position as a fingerprint examiner with the National Bureau of Investigation, in Finland. During his time with the NBI he has been employed in various roles, including, the training of many fingerprint examiners as well as several research and development projects related to the forensic sciences. In addition to his official duties, Tony is a member of the board of directors of the European Division of the International Association for Identification.

Pedro Luis Alves Azevedo

Board Member

PEDRO LUIS ALVES AZEVEDO, was born in Lisbon, on 15 January 1966. He is a Criminalistics Expert (fingerprints), since ABR1999. He has a degree in Social Sciences, Minor in Political and Administrative Science. He is an accredited trainer, by the Institute of Employment and Professional Training. He is a holder of the DVI Course. Represents the Judiciary Police at AICEF. He is part of the team integrating the DVI European Response Structure for Human Identification.

He has participated as a speaker in national conferences and seminars. He has collaborated, as a trainer, with various entities.

Ivan Birch

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. Ivan worked in higher education for more that 30 years, teaching biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and research methods, before becoming a full time forensic gait analyst in 2012. He has researched and published extensively on various aspects of gait, biomechanics and education, presented at numerous national and international professional conferences, and was co-author of the Code of Practice for Forensic Gait Analysis, produced in association with the Forensic Science Regulator (UK). Ivan is a Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and in 2015 he was awarded the status of the Chartered Scientist by the Science Council for his work in gait analysis as evidence. Ivan is included on the National Crime Agency Specialist Operations Centre Expert Witness Advisers Database in the UK.

Ray Kane

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 and as a Fingerprint Expert within An Garda Siochana’s Fingerprint Department and with Forensic Science Ireland. He is now working as a Consultant Expert Witness with Ray Kane Forensics providing expert testimony and education/training. He is a member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the European Division of the International Association for Identification.