Apply for BAFS Membership

BAFS welcomes applications for Membership from professionals with qualifications in medicine, science, or the law who have contributed, or are likely to contribute, to the application and practice of the Forensic Sciences. Applicants from within these disciplines who are interested, but lack experience, may be offered Associate Membership. The Academy also appoints Honorary Members and has a category for student or trainee membership at a reduced annual fee.

Members receive copies of our journal, Medicine, Science and the Law. Through our website members are given access to a restricted area where they can see past copies of the journal. The website also informs members of events that take place over the year.

Applications for membership should be sent to the Secretary-General, using the form available on the website. Applicants should either provide the names of two referees from within the Academy, or can send in a CV with the names and e-mail addresses of two professional referees. Applications are considered by Council at its next meeting and applicants will be informed of the outcome thereafter. The Academy administrator will then contact the applicant with the outcome of the application.

Here you can read information about the three types of subscription you can apply for:

Full Member

Full members are persons who by reason of their professional standing or special knowledge and integrity have contributed or are likely to contribute to the advancement, application and practice of forensic science / medicine.

Associate Member

Associate Members are persons qualified in Medicine, Science or the Law whose professional experience does not meet the criteria for election to full membership, or persons not qualified in one of the disciplines but engaged in a directly related activity. 

Student Member

We welcome young members who are engaged in an appropriate academic or professional programme of education or training.  You will have the opportunity to engage with professionals and to promote BAFS to other student/trainee groups.

Application form

Online Application Form

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.
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All members have access to the Medicine Science and the Law Journal. Please indicate your preference to receive the journal by post or access online or both
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REFEREES: There are two acceptable referees, existing BAFS members or professionals with knowledge of your practice. Please chose one of these types. If you select a professional referee, you will also need to upload a CV.
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DATA PROTECTION ACT: Should I be invited to become a member, I consent to the details in this application from being held on a computer database and being shared with the journal publishing company for me to receive MSL journal. My information will be held in membership records and in the members’ area of the website as I have indicated. I understand that I may withdraw this consent by giving notice to BAFS at any time.
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