Professor Peter Vanezis


Professor Vanezis

Professor Vanezis MB, ChB, DMJ(Path), MD, PhD, member of the Royal College of Pathologists and a Fellow of the college (FRCPath); member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and fellow (FRCP(Glasg.) and a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in (FFFLM)
He has been a practicing forensic pathologist since 1974, having conducted in excess of 2,000 suspicious death autopsies, of which approximately 1,500 were homicides, and has held a number of academic and service appointments up to the current day. He has also carried out autopsies abroad, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and in his capacity as Honorary Civilian Consultant to the Armed Forces, as well as on behalf of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal. He has also been the supervising pathologist in a number of multiple death incidents including The Charing Cross Road Fire and The Kathmandu (Thai Airways) air crash.
He became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 2001, for Forensic Pathology Services in Kosovo.
He is also a member of a number of examining boards in forensic medicine and has served from time to time on college and medical school committees as well as carrying out academic research. This includes facial identification, forensic pathology, especially in relation timing of injuries and projects involving the next of kin of deceased persons reported to the coroner. He also teaches regularly to both undergraduates and postgraduate students and co-ordinates a number of postgraduate courses. He has also published widely in forensic medicine in peer reviewed journals has edited two books and contributed to a number of other textbooks. He also continues to have a professional interest as a forensic medical expert into the investigation of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Professor Vanezis has appeared in a number of television programmes in relation to his work. He also gives interviews to radio programmes.

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