Dr David Rouse.

Forensic Pathology

Dr Rouse was awarded his BA in 1982 and in 1985 he was awarded an MA and MB BChir (Cambridge examination). He received his diploma in Medical Jurisprudence in 1991. In 2006 he became a Member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. From 1988-2009 he was appointed on to the Home Office List of Approved Pathologists. From 1988-1993 he was Captain in RAMC (TA) in 217 (L) General Hospital. His post included Unit Pathologist and 2 i/c Blackheath Detachment. Between 1989-1993 he acted as a Forensic Medical Examiner of the Metropolitan Police.

From 1992-2007 he lectured on various aspects of Forensic Medicine given at Undergraduate level  to various Medical Schools including: St Barts and the London and Royal Free.
Post-graduate lectures were given to MSc courses at Kings College and at Shrivenham.
He conducted lectures to Kent County Constabulary on their annual SIO course and SOCO courses. He also gave a lecture to the National Police Improvement Agency on their SIO course.

Doctor Rouse currently provides autopsy service to H M Coroners in Kent and in Essex, carrying out approximately 900 routine post-mortem examinations per annum. He also provides independent second post-mortem examinations in cases of homicide for various H M Coroners of South England and also defence solicitors. He also provides opinions on criminal cases of trauma to both Prosecuting Authorities and Defence Solicitors.
He currently provides pro bono lectures for the MSc course in Forensic Science at Queen Mary and Westfield College in Drowning, Ballistics and Asphyxia deaths. He also provides pro bono lectures for the SMS Course at Undergraduate level in Forensic Pathology at Queen Mary’s College. He demonstrates Autopsy Pathology pro bono to medical students on SMS course at Queen Mary’s.
He is an UK Consulting Editor for Medicine, Science and The Law Journal.