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Douglas Abrahamson

Assistant Professor & Forensic Identification Specialist, Rabdan Academy, UAE

Key Interests: Major crime investigation capacity and capabilities within police, security and military organizations; advances in forensic identification techniques; information and knowledge sharing within and across police/security organizations; police/security planning, research and auditing capabilities; and dual sector learning.

Dr. Douglas Abrahamson effectively bridges the academic scholar- police practitioner divide by blending academic/scholarly rigor with 35 combined years of professional policing knowledge, training, and experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Canada) and the Victoria Police Department (Canada).

Academically, Doug holds a Doctorate of Public Policy from Charles Sturt University (Australia), a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Royal Roads University (Canada), and was a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Executive Research Forum (United States).

Dr. Abrahamson is also an Adjunct Faculty member with the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security (Australia), a registered Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Doctoral Supervisor with CSU (Australia), an honourary Research Associate with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (Canada) and is a peer reviewer (by invitation) for the “A” ranked journal: Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy (International).

Since the fall of 2016 Dr. Abrahamson has been an Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy and teaches within the Policing & Security and Crime Scenes programs. During this time he developed and taught nine new policing and crime scene courses and was responsible for creating and managing the crime scene program experiential elements as they related to forensic photography, fingerprints and suspicious fire investigations.

Dr. Abrahamson’s advanced levels of education, training and experience in policing (major crimes and forensic identification), business management and public policy allows him to critically reflect upon current police and security practices both in the public and private sectors and to make sound recommendations for substantive policy and practice improvements.

In 2017, Doug was a Keynote Speaker at the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Forensic Science Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE and presented on The Role of Dual-Sector Crime Scene (Forensic) Education within the Policing, Military and Emergency Response Sectors.

Dr. Michael J. Thali

Professor and chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Zurich

 Michael J Thali, MD, EMBA, current Professor and Chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and former chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland), is a co-founder of the Virtopsy Project and active advocator of virtual autopsy(www.virtopsy.com). He was a resident in radiology at the Institute of Radiology at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and completed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC (USA). He is editor of the textbook on virtual autopsy The Virtopsy Approach (2009) and the latest edition of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology (2010). He has co-authored over 150 papers on forensic radiology and virtual autopsy. Michael Thali is the past-chairman of the ISFRI (www.isfri.org) Founder Board and Editor in Chief of the JOFRI (www.jofri.com).

Lee DongKYu

Professor (Head of Department) of Sophisticated Crime Investigation Unit, Korean Police Investigation Academy

Dr. Salah Menshawi

Head of Toxicology and Lab. Department, Ministry of Interior Medical Services Dept., Saudi Arabia

Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University - Information Security Research Center (ISRC)

Eamon Holley

Legal Director - data protection, digital regulation, cyber law, DLA Piper

 Eamon is a Legal Director in DLA Piper's TMT practice based in Dubai; the only TMT team ranked Tier 1 in the Middle East by Chambers and Partners Global. Eamon is a leading telecommunications, technology and data lawyer in the Middle East, and regularly advises clients in relation to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Eamon is listed in Chambers and Partners Global as a ranked TMT lawyer. Clients note that "He is very good for TMT and all things data protection. He's brilliant" and "I go to him when I have a hard nut to crack" . Eamon is also a listed telecommunications expert for the UAE in the International Who's Who Legal and in 2016 was ranked by the International Who's Who Legal as one of the fifteen "Most Highly Regarded" telecommunications lawyers in the world. He is noted by the Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" within TMT in the UAE.
Eamon's client base includes both government bodies and private sector entities, who he advises on contentious and non-contentious issues ranging from traditional telecoms regulation through to emerging issues for the telecoms sector such as machine to machine regulation, VoIP regulation, cloud computing, data protection, cyber crime and cyber security.

Between 2005 to 2012 Eamon worked for Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ("TRA Bahrain"), first as external counsel, and subsequently between 2007 to 2012 as TRA Bahrain's Director of Legal Affairs. While at TRA Bahrain Eamon was responsible for the application and oversight of the TRA's powers, particularly licensee compliance and enforcement, as well as TRA's internal functions.

Andrew Fawcett

Senior Counsel – Technology, Media & Telecoms, Al Tamimi & Company

I am a commercial transactional lawyer who specialises in the area of telecommunications, media and technology law. I have been recognised as a key individual in this practice area by the Chambers Global directory for the legal profession.
I am highly skilled in negotiating and drafting agreements.
I have extensive competition law experience, advising participants in regulated industries. 
I advise on intellectual property issues related to TMT contracts, including the licensing and commercialisation of IP.
I have been a contributing author to various international publications on topics including e-commerce; data protection and media, advertising and entertainment law.
I am a New Zealand qualified lawyer, with over 25 years of experience. I work in the Abu Dhabi office of Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East.
I am a judicial officer for the UAE rugby union.

Dr. Mohammed Meetani

PhD., Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Department, UAE University

Dr. Mohammed A. Al-Meetani has received his PhD Degree in applied analytical chemistry from Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA in 2003. His research encompasses various topics in the areas of pyrolysis mass spectrometry of the peptide and proteins, degradation of organic water pollutants using advanced oxidation processes, determination of human derived chemicals in ground and wastewater, and development of analytical methods for detection and determination of designer drugs of abuse. Dr. Meetani’s work has resulted over 40 articles in reputed journals and international conference proceedings. He has worked at different international universities and research institutes such as national renewable energy laboratory (NREL), CO, USA, University of Wyoming, Wy, USA, and Sam’s Nobel Foundation, OK, USA.

Abdul Rauf Chaudhary

Forensic Scientist, College of Forensic Sciences, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences – KSA

After doing my Masters in Biological Sciences and then Philosophy in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (1981) from the Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad (Pakistan), I Moved to Bahrain and joined Forensic Biology department of the Ministry of Interior’s Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL). That was my first exposure to forensic science. In those days, counter-current immunoelectrophoresis (CCIEP), RBC surface antigens/ immunoglobulin grouping, and red cell enzyme/serum protein polymorphism were the main toles of human identification and individualization. During my 4-years stay in Bahrain, with the help and guidance of MPFSL and Home Office Central Research Establishment (UK) laboratory manuals (UK), I established, practiced and then trained the junior forensic biology staff in immunological and biochemical grouping of body fluids.  

In 1985, I moved to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and joined the College of Medicine Research Centre (CMRC), King Saud University (Riyadh) as a Research Scientist in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Being attached to the department of medicine, I participated in several research projects. At the same time, I taught several laboratory courses in forensic serology and DNA analysis at the Forensic Science Laboratories, Naif Arab University of Security Sciences (NAUSS) as an adjunct faculty.

In 2005, I joined the department of Forensic Biology, College of Forensic Sciences CFS), Naif Arab University of Security Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am a full-time faculty member of the CFS and engaged in teaching Forensic Molecular Biology, Forensic Genetics, Forensic Statistics, and Crime Scene Documentation. I am also the Managing Editor of the Arab Journal of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine (AJFSFM), an active member of the Arab Society of Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine (ASFSFM) and International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG). I have published several papers in Forensic DNA analysis, Nephrology and infectious diseases. My research interests include human identification and body fluid forensics.