University of Dundee

Sue Black receives Honorary degree from The University of Abertay

04 Sep 2009

Professor Sue Black, Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee University’s College of Life Sciences was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Abertay Dundee in recognition of her contribution to the development of the field of Forensic Science and Human Identification. The ceremony at St Mary’s Church was attended by Dundee’s Lord Provost along with numerous dignitaries, Vice Chancellors from Scottish universities, Abertay staff, and invited guests.

Three more honorary degrees were awarded to mark the occasion of the installation of Lord Cullen of Whitekirk as Abertay’s new Chancellor. Honorary degrees were also awarded to Mark Jones, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, John Vine CBE, Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency and former Chief Constable of Tayside Police and Honorary sheriff and former justice of the peace, Dundonian entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Sword.

Abertay's Principal and Vice Chancellor Professor Bernard King CBE spoke of the challenging economies and changing industries of Scotland and the role that universities have to play. Professor King said: "These are interesting times indeed, and times in which a university requires high-level attributes of analysis, judgement, perspective and wisdom in its leadership.” 

For further information on Prof. Black's work visit the CAHId website at