Dr Nick Carey

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Qualifications

GIFireE   Graduate member of the Institution of Fire Engineers

FSSocDIP   Forensic Science Society (postgraduate) Diploma in Fire Investigation

IAAI-CFI   Certified Fire Investigator - International Association of Arson Investigators

PhD   Centre for Forensic Science (Dept of Pure & Applied Chemistry) - University of Strathclyde

City & Guilds   2391-10 Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations

City & Guilds   2360 Electrical Installation parts 1, 2 (1989-1991) & part C (1996)

Nick joined Hawkins in June 2012 after a 27 year career with the London Fire Brigade. During the last 16 years of his fire service career he was a full-time Fire Investigation Officer.

In 2009 he was awarded a PhD with the University of Strathclyde for his research into the interaction of fire and electrical circuits and the metallic damage to electrical conductors located within fire scenes titled “Developing a reliable systematic analysis for arc fault mapping”.

He has undertaken a number of electrical examinations within the UK. This has included multi-agency teams investigating several firefighter fatality incidents and the investigation into the cause of the Cutty Sark fire in Greenwich. He has given evidence as an expert witness in Coroners’ and Crown courts on many occasions.

He has delivered electrical training to Fire Brigades, Police Forces and Forensic Laboratories throughout the UK and oversees.

Nick specialises in the investigation of fires in domestic, commercial and industrial premises, as well as electrical failures.

Nick is a Senior Associate based in our Reigate office.

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