Dr. Robert Green OBE

Dr. Robert Green OBE

University Reader, University of Kent

Dr. Robert Green, Bob, is currently a Reader in Forensic Science and the Director of Student Engagement within the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Kent, UK, and teaches extensively in the forensic science program within the school. Before joining the University, he worked in Research and Service Development at the Forensic Science Service. He led the Science and Technology Unit within the Police Standards Unit at the UK Home Office. Most notably, he was responsible for initiating the Home Office work on performance improvements, using computer simulation to ensure the most effective business processes are adopted across the forensic science services. He is well known for developing and leading the national cold case rape investigation program – Operation Advance, and being a national and international speaker on the development of DNA and other biometric databases. He has managed several national and international projects throughout his career, namely CCTV, street crime, and homicide reduction initiatives, to ensure the most effective use of technology to combat crime. He was made an OBE in the Queen & Birthday Honours list of 2008 for his services to forensic science. Over 34 years, he has led many consultancies both in the UK and abroad, dealing with science, technology and how we maximize our business processes to get the best from the investment in science. He is the keynote speaker at the 2021 International Association of Scientists and Researchers on the forensic applications of DNA.