PATRICK BESANT-MATTHEWS, MD
Forensic Science Consultant
Dr. Patrick Besant-Matthews is an internationally renowned expert in forensic science and has lectured extensively to clinical and public service personnel on a wide variety of topics including forensic photography. He holds his doctorate in medicine from the University of London and has completed several residencies, including the highly respected Armed Forces Institute of Pathology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Besant-Matthews has held numerous, prestigious positions in both academic and clinical medicine and serves frequently as both an expert and testifying witness. He is well-known for his advanced skills in forensic photography as well as his ability to translate his knowledge and expertise to novices in an effective and entertaining style.
He is a member of the Evidence Photographers International Council and serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Besant-Matthews has written numerous papers on forensic photography and has contributed his work to several important textbooks. He was the recipient of the 1995 Achievement Award given by the International Association of Forensic Nurses for his ongoing contributions as an educator and mentor.