Katie Addinall - Beloe Fellow

Beloe Fellow 2021 – Katie Addinall of University of Huddersfield

Every year the Company awards a number of post-graduate Scholarships to reseachers advancing the field of instrumentation. The most prestigoous award is that of Beloe Fellow and we are pleased to announce this year’s award goes to Katie Addinall of University of Huddersfield.

Katie Addinall’s research career began in 2013. Her PhD  ‘The use of advanced measured techniques for the comparison of ballistic toolmarks’ was taken within the Department of Engineering and Technology, at the University of Huddersfield. Her current research role requires an adaptive approach which has broadened her understanding of laser interfometry and tomography. Building on a background in forensic science, she has developed new skills in measurement and engineering. The main aim of her research it to create a disruptive method for the correlation of ballistic toolmark evidence. As a result quantitative evidence can be gained across borders and without barriers. An example is the use of different measurement techniques in different jurisdictions.

Working in a group of mostly engineers, she can often bring a new perspective or approach to problem solving. Over the past seven years she built strong relationships with her colleagues , and enjoys growing her network of connections. She is very passionate about sharing her experiences, focusing on STEM outreach. Katie believes that such connections will have a positive effect on both current research and future generations. She hopes to see an increase in cross-disciplinary research projects, specifically within the forensic engineering domain.