The Centre provides expert services to UK and international law enforcement agencies. Forensic anthropology is the analysis of human remains for the medico-legal purposes of establishing identity. being able to assign a name to the deceased is critical to the successful outcome of all legal investigations. Srvices offered include:
Staff have experience with skeletal and fleshed remains including partially decomposed, commingled, fragmented and incomplete remains. We can advise on remains in-situ, in our own or other's facilities, or based on CT scans.
Staff have experience with repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes.
This is the most common question when skeletal remains are found: are they human or not? The Centre offers a free virtual anthropology consultancy service (VACS) for the UK police to answer this question. This provides a swift experienced response - if negative this may have a significant positive financial impact for the force involved; if positive the appropriate procedures can be implemented without delay. More details
The Centre provides expert archaeological services to UK law enforcement agencies.
Forensic archaeologists help locate evidence at a crime scene using the skills normally used on archaeological sites to uncover evidence from the past.
Forensic archaeologists are employed to locate, excavate and record buried remains, including:
Facial recognition may be useful for identification of the dead, but assistance may be required to depict the faces of the recently deceased, partially decomposed or skeletal remains. The Centre offers expert facial depiction services to UK and international law enforcement agencies including:
In addition, where there is a suspected victim a craniofacial superimposition may be carried out to confirm or exclude identification. Staff have experience with mass disasters, juvenile remains, and fragmented and incomplete skulls.
Facial recognition may be useful for identifying living faces, but assistance may be required to analyse and identify individuals, especially from poor quality images.
The Centre offers expert analysis of faces from still images and CCTV footage for use in criminal investigation. Staff have over ten years expert experience in UK and international courts.
The Centre offers expert biometric services to UK and international law enforcement agencies including:
Centre expert evidence has been instrumental in criminal convictions in the UK.
Facial recall may be useful for identification, but assistance may be required to depict the faces from the eye witness' memory.
The Centre offers expert forensic art services to UK and international lae enforcement agencies including:
Staff follow APCO guidelines for facial composite production and are fully trained in all aspects of forensic art.
Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology
|Director of CAHID, Human Identification research, expert forensic practitioner|
Professor of Craniofacial Identification
|Facial anthropology and forensic facial reconstruction, CAHID senior management|
Lecturer in Anatomy
|'Teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate anatomy and forensic anthropology students; curator of Scheuer collection; licenced teacher of anatomy; trabecular bone research; forensic anthropologist|
Scientific Officer Thiel Cadaver Facility
|Scientific Officer Thiel Cadaver Facility|
Lecturer in Human Identification
|Lecturer in Human Identification and expert forensic practitioner|
Lecturer and Admission Tutor for Anatomy & Forensic Anthropology
|forensic biometric human identification research, forensic anthropology teaching and case work|