Forensic Pathology SAC

Forensic pathology is the specialty in which doctors examine people who have died, usually when there is concern that the cause of death was unnatural. Although this is a branch of pathology that many people have heard of via the media, it is one of the smallest specialties.

Chair: Dr Ralph Bouhaidar

Committee Members


Our April 2022 Bulletin celebrates the history and achievements of some of our pathology specialties. The article by Home Office forensic pathologists, Dean Jones and Martin Allix gives a fascinating insight into decision-making processes at the initial scene of an unexpected death and how new research will give police officers the tools to make better judgements and decisions – to be able to make a fatal call and stop people getting away with murder.