Martin Parker

Martin Parker

Chief Scientist, National Ballistic Intelligence Agency for Forensics

Martin Parker is the Chief Scientist of the UK’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service. He has over 30 years’ experience working in forensic science. His current role involves overseeing scientific issues for five forensic hubs, responsible for providing intelligence in all aspects of the criminal use of firearms in the UK.

Martin worked for two years in the chemical industry, before being employed as a firearms examiner with the Home Office Forensic Science Service in 1987.

In 1995 he joined the National Training Centre for Scientific Support, training CSIs in all aspects of forensic science, as well as running the Crime Scene Manager and Coordinator courses. Subsequently, he joined Cumbria Constabulary as the Scientific Support Manager, this role having overall responsibility for the CSIs, fingerprint bureau, photography and covert surveillance units.