Dr Nicola Georgiou
Lecturer in Criminal Law
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRoom Number: Laws, Mile End
Nicola Georgiou is a Lecturer in Law of Evidence and Law and Pharmacology, and a tutor for Criminal Law. She completed her undergraduate LLB at the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London (2014), followed by a LLM in Criminology and Criminal Justice at LSE (2015) and a Mres in Security and Crime Science at UCL (2017). Her doctoral thesis with title: “Uncertainty in Forensic Science: Conceptualisation, Evaluation and Communication” explored the tools currently in use in the disciplines of Medicine, Environmental Science and Economics for the purposes of understanding, evaluating and disclosing uncertainty to lay-individuals, in order to develop holistic frameworks for dealing with uncertainty in forensic science. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Nicola taught modules on interdisciplinary knowledge and research methods at UCL and has been part of research projects conducting empirical studies on criminal justice issues, as well as the legal regulation of cannabis in the EU.
- LAW6037 Law of Evidence
- LAW6170 Law and Pharmacology
- LAW5005 Criminal Law
Nicola is interested in issues arising at the intersection of law and science, including the communication of the uncertainty in forensic evidence in court, as well as matters concerning the legal regulation of drugs (both medicinal and recreational).
Works in progress
- (With Ruth Morgan and James French) The shifting narrative of uncertainty: A case for the coherent and consistent consideration of uncertainty in forensic science
Articles in Peer-reviewed journals
- "Conceptualising, evaluating and communicating uncertainty in forensic science: Identifying commonly used tools through an interdisciplinary configurative review." (with R. Morgan and J.C. French) Science & Justice 60.4 (2020): 313-336
Articles in preperation
- The shifting narrative of uncertainty: A case for the coherent and consistent consideration of uncertainty in forensic science (With R. Morgan and J.C. French)
- Forensic Pathologists in the Epicentre of a Pandemic: Operational, Occupational and Legal Challenges. UCL JDI Special Series on COVID-19: No. 21(2020). (Also featured in Policinginsight and ForensicMag).