ESR Scientist Dr Michael Taylor has become only the 14th person, and the first New Zealander, to be named as a Distinguished Member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts(external link)
The Award is only made to those who have rendered significant service to the discipline or the Association.
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (BPA) is the science of studying the bloody aftermath of violent crime and accidents to help investigators gather evidence.
“Michael has gained an international reputation in applying underpinning science and research to BPA activities.
“His glowing reputation is not easily earned and is testament to his hard work and professionalism over a stellar career,” ESR Chief Executive Keith McLea said.
“This award is also testament to the efforts of an enthusiastic and very capable research team, as well as close collaboration with the University of Canterbury”, Dr Taylor said.