Earlier this year, Fiona Brookman won £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust to study the use of science and technology in murder investigations. She tells Safya Khan-Ruf that it was her enthusiasm for the subject that convinced the panel.
After starting her research career later in life, Brookman received a masters and a PhD from Cardiff University and is now a professor of criminology at the University of South Wales. She won £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust in June and is working with police forces in the UK and the United States to see what processes and practices they use.
How did you come to study homicide?