The Dr Ann Priston Award is presented to those who have excelled in their commitment to casework and the courts.
Ann Priston spent 38 years as an operational forensic scientist, 30 of those years spent on cases involving textile fibres, eventually focussing on cases of armed robbery and mainland IRA terrorism. She has always been passionately committed to quality in casework and holds 16 commendations from police, CPS and Judges including one from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. As President of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences she has tried to promote the recognition of practitioners and acknowledgement of their contribution to criminal trials. This award is intended to encourage and reward scientists who have excelled in their commitment to casework and the courts.
Awarded annually The Dr Ann Priston Award is presented to those who have excelled in their commitment to casework and the courts.
The entrant must be a professional Member or Fellow of the Society. They should be nominated and seconded by their employers, senior officer or colleagues for their outstanding contribution to casework. The nominee must be an operational forensic scientist working as a reporting officer, assistant/examiner. The nominator is asked to submit a synopsis and any other supporting evidence, together with the nomination form below, saying why they deserve this award.
Entries should be submitted using the downloadable form at the bottom of this page to email@example.com by close of business on the 31st July. All entries received by the closing date will be assessed by an independent panel of practitioners. The winner will be notified by the end of September. The Society’s decision is final. The winner will receive a cheque for £150 and a 24 hour package to attend the CSFS Autumn conference. They will also be invited to receive their certificate and award from Dr Priston at the CSFS Awards Dinner.
Dr Ann Priston Award Nomination Form
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Copthall Bridge House, Station Bridge
Telephone +44 (0)1423 790 391