About Us

At the European Forensic Institute, our primary mission is to provide an innovative learning environment where learners connect directly with professionals working in all areas of investigative sciences. We specialise in the fields of Forensic Science, Criminology, Digital Forensics, Investigative and Intelligence Sciences with the aim of bringing together experts in their field with students and professionals. Innovation is at the forefront of what we do, and we are continuously evolving our programmes to meet the needs of professional life and the most modern requirements of the forensic and investigative field. The programmes are orientated towards the skills and knowledge required to meet the requirements of 21st Century forensic services supporting criminal justice.

At the European Forensic Institute, we pride ourselves on providing a truly distinctive learning environment where learners connect directly with professionals working in all areas of investigative sciences” explains Head of Institute, Mr Andreas Melinato who is also a forensic engineer and expert in fire investigation and road accident reconstruction. He continues “we are fortunate to work with professionals from a broad spectrum of expertise, from Crime Scene Investigation to Digital Forensics and Natural Sciences in Chemistry and Biology to Data Sciences in Information Technology and even Machine Learning and Blockchain. Each expert brings a unique point of view to the table, contributing to the diversity in thought and discussion invaluable to students”.

The experience of our academic team stem from many professional service sectors including from public sector policing, judiciary, academic and counselling to private sector investigators, natural scientists, data scientists, engineers and experts in IT, financial services and law. Our collaboration includes close working relationship with the most prestigious Forensic Science Associations globally. In addition to the abundance of knowledge available for transfer, students also benefit immensely from learning about the skills and competences required of a professional directly from the expert giving them a head start in their careers.

Professor Robert Milne, Dean of Applied Science at the Institute with over 40 years of experience at the Scotland Yard and a Forensic Intelligence pioneer adds, “the blended teaching model where students learn the theory online and then meet up for practical laboratory work is game-changing, allowing for busy professionals to connect with students seamlessly. Teaching is frequently underrated but at the Institute, this highly fulfilling job is made accessible and truly valued. In addition, academic staff and students are encouraged to become members of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSFS) giving them access to the latest research and access to their peers”.

Our core staff consist of a talented team with distinguished professional experiences in their own respective fields. As a growing enterprise, we are also continuously building our team through new recruits and ensuring sufficient training and apprenticeship to our newer member of staff.

Our Team

Andreas Melinato

Head of Institution
Robert Milne

Dean of Applied Science
Massimo Blanco

Dean of Social Science
Alis F. Tarakdijian

Academic Manager
Michelle Yew

General Manager

Carla Rampulla
(Professor in Applied Sciences)

Alessia Santoro
(Teaching Assistant)

Frankline Lauria
(Lab and H&S Coordinator)

Academic Team

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