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PAW Scotland Scientific Sub-Group

The PAW Scotland Scientific Sub-group was created to monitor and discuss developments in science which can aid the investigation and enforcement of wildlife crime in Scotland.

Minutes of the Scientific sub-group are available


Chair - Dr. Colin SheddenDr Colin Shedden - Chair of PAW Scotland Scientific Sub-Group

Colin Shedden is currently the Scottish Director for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.  He has a zoology degree and Ph.D. from Glasgow University (applied behavioural ecology) and has also carried out research on seabirds and deer management in Scotland.  He was a member of SHN’s Scientific Advisory Committee and a past board member of the Deer Commission for Scotland.

  • Sherryn Ciavaglia - SASA (Sub-group Co-ordinator)
  • Charlie Everitt - National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU)
  • Anna Giela - SASA
  • Will Hayward - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Dr. Tom McNeilly - Moredun Research Institute
  • Dr. Adam Smith - Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)
  • Prof. Des Thompson - Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
  • Dr. Jill Thomson - Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)
  • Dr. Chris Wernham - British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)
  • Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Forensic Services

Related Links

Further Reading

PAW UK Forensics Working Group

PAW Wildlife Crime Forensics Guide (available on TRACE Network website)

Forensic Analysis Fund (FAF)

SASA Animal Poisoning Reports

Terms of Reference

Downloadable document:

Title:PAW Scotland Scientific Sub-Group
Description:Terms of Reference
File:PAW Scotland Scientific Sub-group - Terms of Reference [PDF, 133.3 kb: 04 Dec 2014]
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