GEOFFREY V. FRANCIS
Geoff Francis is a professional engineer who specializes in forensic science. His post graduate studies at Imperial College London included the development of computer based mathematical models for structural numerical analysis. He has been an independent consultant for over three decades and has given lectures at various academic venues including Harvard University. He sits on a number of technical standards’ committees, has acted as a peer reviewer for technical papers and presently focuses on product research & development and forensic science in cases involving product and material failures. He frequently collaborates with scientists and other specialty investigators. He has started new businesses for innovative construction products and mechanical games.
He lives near Toronto, Canada with his wife of forty years; they have two children. His current hobbies are mountain and track biking, weight-lifting and watching motor sports. He was a track & field (athletics) coach and national masters (veterans) record holder in the 60 meter dash. He can be contacted for questions and comments; and to respond to requests for lectures or consulting at: Contact Us
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Thirty years as a forensic scientist, competition in competitive sports, and broad personal experiences have highlighted the details & persistence of bias which has revealed an important upgrade to the art of critical thinking.
We are all biased - including me; the best we can all do is acknowledge this fact; then learn to identify biases, manage their effects in others, and reduce them in ourselves.