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 Nigel Cooper
- Dr Jeff Adams - Home Office and Forensic Science Regulator (observer)
- Mr Martin Allix - Home Office Forensic Pathology Officer
- Dr Ralph Bouhaidar - Workforce and recruitment lead
- Dr Nat Cary - Death Investigations Group Representative
- Prof Robert Forrest - Coroners' Society (observer)
- Mr David Green - Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (observer)
- Dr Stuart Hamilton - Academic Activities / SAC Meeting Coordinator
- Dr Samantha Holden - Pre/Perinatal/Paediatric Pathology Chair (co-opted)
- Professor Peter Johnston - Vice President for Professionalism
- Dr James Lyness - State Pathologist
- Dr Jonathan Medcalf - Association of Clinical Pathologists
- Dr Basil Purdue - BAFM representative
- Dr Tracy Sorkin - Trainee representative
- Dr Marjorie Turner - Panel of Examiners Chair
Careers in forensic pathology
Looking to find out more about a career in forensic pathology? The links below will give you more information about this specialty, including interviews with pathologists in this field.
Forensic pathology is perhaps one of the most well-known pathology specialties – it’s also one of the smallest. Forensic pathologists provide vital expertise in cases where a person has died in suspicious circumstances.
Career case studies
There simply isn’t such a thing as a typical day; it can range from standing in a ditch collecting maggots to standing in Crown Court giving expert evidence. Sometimes both on the same day!