Camilla has an MSc in Forensic Science, from the University of Strathclyde, which included a research project at LGC Forensics, Culham entitled “A population study of polyurethane foam fragments present in outer clothing and in pockets”. She also has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Durham.
Since joining Hawkins in 2006, Camilla has been involved in researching paint spillage patterns, including the mechanics of falling paint and paint containers, also researching into the burning of different flooring types using cigarettes and a variety of irons. She has been involved in the forensic investigation of domestic and commercial insurance claims including paint and varnish spillages, accidental damages and staged break-ins. She has also been instructed on cases relating to personal injuries and the wear characteristics of car keys.
From 2007, Camilla has carried out numerous investigations into fires and explosions. These cases have varied in scale ranging from small domestic incidents to large multi-million pound losses involving domestic properties, vehicles, retail, industrial and agricultural premises. Camilla has prepared expert witness reports for use in litigation and has completed the Bond Solon Courses in investigative interviewing and giving oral evidence in Court.
Camilla is a Principal Associate based in the Bristol Office.