Benedict is a forensic archaeologist based in the UK and The Netherlands. He holds a Bachelors degree with honours in Archaeology and a Masters of Science degree in Forensic Archaeological Science. Prior to joining IGC Benedict has worked on many archaeological sites in various countries in Europe as well as assisting with forensic archaeological investigations in the UK. During his career he has worked for various organisations and NGOs including the Forensics Unit for a United Nations Special Tribunal based in The Hague and an EU funded international project teaching forensic archaeology and disaster victim identification (DVI). Since 2008, Benedict has been part of an international disaster response company where he has worked as a team leader and team member and has responded to multiple airline incidents, terrorist attacks and other mass fatality operations. In between his forensic archaeological and disaster response work, Benedict has taught and continues to teach and guest lecture at various universities, colleges and forensic institutes and in the UK and Europe to a wide range of students from police officers, professionals in related fields and full time students. Benedict is also a professional full member of the Charted Society of Forensic Science and is both Membership Secretary and on the council for the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID).