Journal of Forensic Medicine

ISSN: 2472-1026

Open Access

Ivan Birch

Ivan Birch

Ivan Birch
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Accredited Forensic Practitioner, Forensic Gait Analysis, UK


Professor Ivan Birch is Consultant Expert Witness in forensic gait analysis with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ivan graduated in 1978 with a BSc Joint Honours in Science from the University of Salford, gained an MSc in Human Biology from the University of Loughborough in 1980, and was awarded a PhD in Biomechanics by the University of Brighton in 2007. Ivan is a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, an accredited forensic practitioner in forensic gait analysis, and holds the society’s certificate of professional competence in this area of practice. In 2015 he was awarded the status of the Chartered Scientist by the Science Council and College of Podiatry for his work in forensic gait analysis. Ivan is included on the National Crime Agency Specialist Operations Centre Expert Witness Advisers Database in the UK, and has more than 35 years’ experience of gait analysis.

Research Interest

Biomechanics, Anatomy, Physiology, Clinical Gait analysis, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Hemiplegia, Parkinson's Disease, Forensic research

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