Neil Morris

Neil Morris
International Committee of the Red Cross · Forensics

MSc Medical Criminalistics

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Introduction
Neil Morris currently employed by the ICRC as a Forensic Specialist covering Southern and East Africa. Previously, lectured in the Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Pretoria. Neils research focuses on the field of Medical Criminalistics. Their current project is 'African School of Humanitarian Forensic Action.'
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January 2013 - present
University of Pretoria
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (12)
Poster
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Background. The World Health Organization has declared suicide a global health crisis, predicting that ~1.53 million people will commit suicide annually by 2020. Objective. A study from South Africa reviewed 1 018 suicide cases in Pretoria over 4 years (1997 - 2000). Our study was undertaken to establish whether there have been substantial changes...
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Background. The World Health Organization has declared suicide a global ealth crisis, predicting that ~1.53 million people will commit suicide annually by 2020. Objective. A study from South Africa reviewed 1 018 suicide cases in Pretoria over 4 years (1997 - 2000). Our study was undertaken to establish whether there have been substantial changes i...
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The World Humanitarian Summit, “One humanity: shared responsibility” in Istanbul Turkey (2016) came up with a five-point agenda for humanity. The agenda focused on five core aspects namely; political leadership to prevent and end conflicts; to uphold the norms that safeguard humanity; to leave no one behind; to change people’s lives, from deliverin...
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Background. Registrars play a vital role in teaching undergraduate (UG) medical students. Previous studies indicate that registrars contribute as much as 30% of medical students’ knowledge and that up to 20% of a registrar’s time is spent on teaching UG medical students. The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Guide No. 20 defines 12...
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We deal with the following question: can the consumption of contaminated bush meat, the funeral practices and the environmental contamination explain the recurrence and persistence of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks in Africa? We develop a SIR-type model which, incorporates both the direct and indirect transmissions in such a manner that there is...
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Purpose: To determine the prevalence of HIV in the sudden, unexplained and unexpected (SUU) death population admitted to the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory. Methods: This study was conducted at the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory. Blood samples were obtained from decedents who died suddenly and/or unexpectedly, during autopsy, by a forensic pat...
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Purpose: To determine the prevalence of HIV in the sudden, unexplained and unexpected (SUU) death population admitted to the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory. Methods: This study was conducted at the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory. Blood samples were obtained from decedents who died suddenly and/or unexpectedly, during autopsy, by a forensic path...
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In South Africa bee stings are most commonly caused by either Apis mellifera capensis or A. mellifera scutellata, indigenous species which are notoriously aggressive when compared to European honey bees. According to Statistics South Africa, 109 deaths were documented for the period 2001-2011 as having been caused by hornets, wasps, and bees (ICD10...
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Drowning is classified as the 3rd leading cause of accidental deaths worldwide and is deemed to be a preventable cause of death. Bodies retrieved from a water medium pose several challenges to the forensic pathologist with the diagnosis of drowning being primarily one of exclusion. The aim of this study was to do a retrospective descriptive case au...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) amongst decedents admitted to the Pretoria Medico-Legal Laboratory (MLL). The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. It is not standard procedure for the pathologist to do a HIV test at autopsy. Post mortem (PM) blood samples were obtained from a...

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We are in the process of organizing the biggest forensic conference on the African Continent. http://www.asfm2017.com/
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• determine the prevalence of fatalities within each voltage bracket, • provide electricity suppliers with a data source that highlights potential high risk areas and common incident patterns, and in so • provide a platform to increase public awareness surrounding the dangers of unsafe electrical usage, • determine the scope of the public health and electric safety risks for the northern Gauteng cluster.
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The TYRLP programme aims to grow early career academics at UP in the areas of thought leadership, team development, engagement and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face society. The programme aims to form a community within the University of the like-minded young researchers who possess qualities that will contribute to UP becoming and leading as a research intensive University. (http://www.up.ac.za/en/centre-for-the-advancement-of-scholarship/article/2157959/tuks-young-research-leader-programme) This programme is a new initiative of the University of Pretoria including the Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership and the Department of Research and Innovation Support, and in partnership with the Africa Science Leadership Program, KnowInnovation and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It serves early career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities. http://www.up.ac.za/en/centre-for-the-advancement-of-scholarship/article/2360490/tyrlp-2016