Greg Waite BSc (Hons), MSc, CChem, MRSC, MCSFS

Specialism: fire investigation (including interpretation of accelerants analyses), glass and footwear analysis

Greg became a Master of Science in Forensic Science twenty years ago and has spent the majority of his forensic science career with the Forensic Science Service. He was a Senior Forensic Scientist in the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (HMET) and  has worked on  many high-profile murders and major incidents (e.g. Raoul Moat, Mick & Mairead Philpott). He received a Commendation from West Yorkshire Police for his work on a large series of armed robberies across four Force regions (Operation Europe). His investigation into the deaths  of  the  Spence  sisters, for  Northumbria  Police, was  used  by  the  National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) as the basis for their protocol of Best Practice for the Investigation of Deaths Involving Arson – Using a Multi-Agency Approach.

During his time at the Forensic Science Service he was the Wetherby Laboratory Lead for Case Assessment & Interpretation (CAI) and for the Footwear evidence type. He specialises in a wide range of evidence types including: fire investigation, accelerants analysis, glass, fibres, footwear, marks on bodies, DNA and body fluids. He has been employed as a fire investigator with GFI/Hawkins and therefore also has an appreciation of the insurance sector.

He also has significant management experience from a previous role as a professional Analytical Scientist with ICI. Greg can report the following evidence types:

  • Fire Investigation including interpretation of accelerants analysis
  • Glass
  • Fibres
  • Footwear
  • Marks on bodies
  • DNA & Body Fluids
  • Crime scene investigation

He has police security clearance to ‘SC’ level.