Expert Mentor for UKRI Forensic Science for the Justice System Sandpit (December 2022 to July 2023)

Activity: OtherMembership of grant peer review panel


Working closely with the Director, Facilitation Team and Funding Team, the mentor role involves providing objective advice and input to the Sandpit participants, and eventually making recommendations for funding, on the research projects that emerged at the end of the Sandpit. A bespoke funding pot of £2 million pounds was set aside to fund innovative research that emerged from the Sandpit.

The mentors key role is to ‘connect and catalyse’. This Includes getting to know the participants and understanding what they bring to the Sandpit, contributing stimulus via the online network and, as the Sandpit progresses, encouraging the development of new ideas by catalysing, highlighting ideas that seem exciting, and making connections between participants and between emerging ideas.
Period1 Dec 202231 Jul 2023
Held atUKRI Forensic Science for the Justice System Sandpit, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational