Who we are

Sean Doyle: Director and Consultant Forensic Scientist

Sean holds an honours degree in applied chemistry and a certificate in advanced analytical chemistry. He is a Chartered Chemist and a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. He has over 40 years experience as a forensic scientist in a variety of disciplines.

Sean has provided expert evidence in some of the highest profile cases including, more recently, the application to appeal by Mark LUNDY (NZCA), the application by Scott WATSON for a Royal Prerogative of Mercy which has now resulted in the case being referred back to the NZCA, the appeal of Manfo K ASIEDU (EWCA) and the trial of R v Mark LUNDY (HCWN) and less recently R v Sean HOEY (Belfast CC).

Sean was, until March 2010, the Principal Scientist at the Forensic Explosives Laboratory (FEL) of Dstl, an agency of the UK Ministry of Defence. He has a long and successful track record in the direction, management and delivery of forensic science research. He was the co-founder of an expert working group (FINEX) of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and the Forensic Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (FIRMS) Network Ltd, of which he is currently Director of Quality. He represented Dstl on the board of the Association of Forensic Science Providers and was a director of the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners (CRFP) as well as a CRFP assessor and registrant.

Sean was involved in the earliest adoption of Quality Standards by forensic science providers. FEL was one of the first (if not the first) forensic science laboratory in the world to gain accreditation to the international standard ISO17025 in 1998. In his various roles at FEL and as Director of Quality at FIRMS he has gained a great deal of knowledge and experience in Quality Management and is a Lloyds Register Quality Assurance trained and qualified auditor.

Sean has a great deal of experience in delivering forensic training and education to lawyers, investigators and students.

Dianne Doyle (nee Wakelin): Director and Consultant Forensic Scientist

Dianne holds a first degree in Biochemistry from the University of Canterbury (NZ) and a Masters’ degree in Forensic Science from King’s College London. She has over 20 years experience as a forensic scientist with expertise in the analysis of drugs, DNA and explosives. Dianne also played a significant role in the early development of isotope analysis as a forensic tool.

Dianne is a Lloyds Register Quality Assurance trained and qualified auditor with 20 years’ experience.

Dianne has a considerable experience in delivering forensic training to Police Officers and Army personnel.