School of Physical Sciences


I was appointed to the position of Lecturer in the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent in 2007. I am the co-inventor of the EFIT-V facial composite system which is currently used by the majority of UK police constabularies and in numerous other countries.

Administrative Roles

SPS Director of Innovation and Enterprise

Contact Information


Room 107, Ingram Building

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Davis, J. et al. (2016). Holistic facial composite construction and subsequent lineup identification accuracy: Comparing adults and children. Journal of Psychology [Online] 150:102-118. Available at:
Mist, J., Gibson, S. and Solomon, C. (2015). Comparing Evolutionary Operators, Search Spaces, and Evolutionary Algorithms in the Construction of Facial Composites. Informatica [Online]:135-145. Available at:
Davis, J. et al. (2015). Holistic facial composite creation and subsequent video line-up eyewitness identification paradigm. Journal of Visualized Experiments [Online] 106. Available at:
Sandoval Orozco, A. et al. (2015). Smartphone image acquisition forensics using sensor fingerprint. Institute of Engineering and Technology, Computer Vision, [Online] 9:723-731. Available at:
Conference or workshop item
Xavier, I. et al. (2016). A Photo-Realistic Generator of Most Expressive and Discriminant Changes in 2D Face Images. in: 2015 Sixth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies EST 2015. IEEE, pp. 80-85. Available at:
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Research Interests

The main theme of my research is forensic applications of digital image processing and machine learning. Specific areas of expertise include; facial composites for use in criminal investigations, digital image forensics and interactive evolutionary computation.
If you would like to know more about me, please look at my blog called Patterns in Science. back to top


  • PH611: Numerical and Computational Methods
  • PH588: Mathematical Techniques and Differential Equations
  • PS511: Digital Forensics
  • PS500: Numeracy Skills for Forensic Science
  • PS620: Forensic Stage 3 project supervisor
  • PS740: Forensic Stage 4 project supervisor
  • PH600: Physics Stage 3 project supervisor
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School of Physical Sciences, Ingram Building, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NH

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Last Updated: 04/07/2016