A Dundee University PhD student could be a step closer to her dream of working with the FBI. The jewellery and metal design graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College has worked on a project linked to Interpol to help identify victims of mass disasters by their jewellery.

Maria, 25, spent six months putting her design skills to use at the College of 
Policing in Bramshill, Hampshire, where she helped develop a visual and interactive online research map of policing and crime reduction research across the country. That project was funded by a scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council, who also funds Maria’s doctoral research.