June 2023 podcast with Dr Matt Ceika

Our June podcast episode is Consultant Forensic Pathologist Dr Matt Cieka. Matt works for police forces across the South East of England. He also performs coroner’s post mortem examinations to assist in the investigation of non-suspicious deaths. Matt trained at Keele University in Staffordshire before working as a junior doctor in Scotland. His initial pathology training was undertaken in the South West of England before he moved to Liverpool to undergo specialist training in forensic pathology. 

Matt is keen to dispel the myths surrounding forensic pathology that are often portrayed in the media - he has never (yet) had to wrestle with a suspect at a crime scene! Away from work Matt enjoys keeping fit and cooking.

Part one: Dr Matt Ceika’s life and career

In part one, Dr Matt Cieka tells us about his career as a Consultant Forensic Pathologist, shedding light on the differences between his role and the portrayal of forensic pathologists in popular television shows.  


Part two: Dr Matt Cieka's case study

In part two, Matt talks us through a case study of a 34-year old male who was found deceased in his ground floor apartment. Listen in to hear how Matt investigated the death and who he worked with to determined the cause.