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Physics and the Investigation of Vehicle Collisions

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Speaker: Michael Hall, Head of Research at GBB

This lecture will describe the application of fundamental principles of physics to the investigation and modelling of vehicle collisions.

When appearing in Civil Court as an expert witness, a Forensic Engineer should have absolute confidence in his or her understanding of the fundamental principles of physics as they apply to vehicle collisions. Any apparent lack of understanding or the inability to explain relevant concepts may be exploited by a barrister working for the ‘other side’ and will not impress the sitting Judge who may ultimately decide the outcome of the case.

Whilst it isn't necessary to register for the event, it will help with our rooming and refreshment arrangements if you do. There will be an opportunity at the end of the lecture for networking and pizza.

Parking is available at the venue.

About the speaker

I have worked for over ten years as Head of Research at GBB, supporting our Forensic Engineers in matters of science and mathematics and carrying out research to further our understanding of vehicle collisions and related topics. Prior to working at GBB, I was a lecturer in Physics at Runshaw College, a lecturer in Vehicle Dynamics and other engineering subjects at the University of Bolton and before that a nuclear safety analyst working on the Sizewell B Safety Case. I have a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a master’s in Computational Methods and Fluid Dynamics.