Andrew McGregor CPEng
Dr Matthew King

Forensic Science


Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws. Forensic scientists collect, preserve, and analyze scientific evidence  during the course of an investigation. While some forensic scientists travel to the scene to collect the evidence themselves, others occupy a laboratory role, performing analysis on objects brought to them by others. In addition to their laboratory role, forensic scientists testify as expert witnesses in both criminal and civil cases and can work for either the prosecution or the defence. While any field could technically be forensic, certain sections have developed over time to encompass the majority of forensically related cases.


Dr Peter Cropp
Forensic DNA Associates Ltd, Christchurch
Mobile: +64 03 3833850, Email:

Ms Paige Eyton
The Forensic Group Ltd, Auckland
Mobile:0800 888826, Email: website:

Dr Gordon Miskelly
University of Auckland
Mobile:+64 09 3737599, Ext 88338, Email:

Dr Nicholas Powell
Forensic and Industrial Science
Phone: 0800 289999, Email:, Website:

Dr Arie Geursen
Forensic DNA Associates Ltd, Auckland
Mobile: +64 021 373 884, Email:

Dr Patricia Stapleton
DNA Diagnostics Ltd, Auckland
Mobile: +64 09 571 0474 , Email:

Forensic Services

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