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Dr Mehzeb Chowdhury

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Dr Mehzeb Rahman Chowdhury is an inventor, instructor, criminologist, and criminal law barrister. He is the innovator of the MABMAT Crime Scene Imaging Rover, which has received acclaim from the American Bar Association (ABA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His work has been showcased by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Scientific Program Committee at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (CSoFS).

Dr Chowdhury's research has been published in 20 countries, in eight languages, with headlining museum exhibits for his ground-breaking work in forensic science at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, and the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. His research interests include forensic science, policing studies, futures studies, criminal justice histories, science and technology studies, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality(VR), and outer space studies.

As a cinematographer, screenwriter and colourist, Dr Chowdhury's award-winning films have screened at over fifty international festivals. He has been a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Crew and Connect programmes since 2018.

Dr Chowdhury also writes for science fiction and horror magazines and anthologies and his works have consistently been on reading lists for the prestigious British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards.

Mehzeb Chowdhury

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Going Cyberpunk: Conceptualizing The Smart(Er) Artificially Intelligent Firearm For Policing’s Utopian Future, Chowdhury, M. 9 Jun 2023, In: International Journal of Police Science and Management
  • "The house always wins"- Empirical reflections on UK Freedom of Information legislation for policing research, Chowdhury, M. 11 Oct 2022, In: Salus
  • The Risks of Risk Aversion: Trajectories of Automation in Policing, Chowdhury, M. 22 Aug 2022, Contemporary Issues in Global Criminal Justice, Rowman & Littlefield
  • A broken system? Examining the perilous state of quality assurance in crime scene practice, Chowdhury, M. 1 Sep 2021, In: Science and Justice
  • Beyond bagging and tagging — An empirical investigation into the roles, designations and responsibilities of crime scene practitioners, Chowdhury, M. 1 May 2021, In: Science and Justice

  • Social Studies/Science PhD
  • Criminology MSc
  • Law LLB (Hons)
  • Law PGDL


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