Membership of Professional Bodies:
Professional Work Experience:
Attended a workshop in ‘Basics of Forensic Pathology’ at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Romania
Attended a workshop in 'Essentials of Forensic Entomology' at the University of Huddersfield
Attended a course and gained work experience in ‘Essentials of Forensic Anthropology’ at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Romania
Regular attendee of national conferences.
Specialised lecturer at the Univeristy of Huddersfield for the MSc Forensic Science in Practise for International Students (2010-2011)
Owner of Sherlock Bone managing & lecturing specialied forensic science based workshops (2008 - Present)
Specialised lecturer at Keele University in Forensic Anthropology (2008 - Present)
Lecturer and Study Programme Leader at Kirklees College for BTEC Level 3 Applied (medical) Science (2012 - Present)
'Anthropometrics measurements of limbs as a predictor of heightAnthropometrics measurements of limbs as a predictor of height' - BSc (hons) poster at Forensic Science Society Conference
'A study of the relationship between fluctuating asymmetry (as measured by the talus and calcaneus) and ill-health experienced by an individual' - MSc poster at BABAO Conference
BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show Interview
BBC Radio Humberside Drive Time Interview
Staffordshire FM Interview
ITV Borders Interview
ITV Central Interview
Newcaslte Chronicle Newpaper Article
News & Star (Cumbria) Newspaper Article
Beverley Guardian Newspaper Article
Dearne Valley Weekender Newspaper Article
Barnsley Chronicle Newspaper Article
Sheffield Star Newspaper Article
Express & Star (Staffordshire) Newspaper Article
Cornish Guardian Newspaper Article
My main research interest is in biological anthropology, especially the developmental instability of an individual and populations as measured by the degree of fluctuating asymmetry.
I am also interested in palaeopathology, skeletal development of immature skeletons, the identification processes of human remains and medical history
Membership of professional bodies
Previous Work Experience
IFIFT (International Field Initiatives and Forensic Training) – month long field school in Guatemala working on graves from the armed conflict (June 2015)
Museum of London Archaeology – osteology processing volunteer working with human remains from the Crossrail excavations (May 2015)
Blake Emergency Services – international aviation disaster management deployment (2014 and 2015)
Member of the working group for Best Practice in Digital Osteoarchaeology (since 2015)
Attended ‘Human Remains in Commercial Archaeology: Legal, Ethical and Curatorial Considerations’ day course run by Historic England (May 2015)
Attended ‘Forensic Radiology – Applications and Interpretation’ workshop (November 2013)
Attended ‘Forensic Aspects of Archaeology’ day course (2011)
Regular conference attendance
“’Bandaging the wounds’ – How forensic applications of mummy studies highlight the need for a multidisciplinary approach between anthropology and archaeology” – Podium presentation, TAG-on-Sea conference 2013
“’These old bones will tell your story…’ The role of computerised tomography of mummified remains in developing forensic techniques for human identification.” – Poster presentation, British Association for Human Identification annual conference 2013
"CSI Egypt? Assessing the potential of computerised tomography of mummified remains for developing forensic techniques" – Poster presentation, British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology annual conference 2014
My main research interests are in the use of craniometrics for ancestry assessment, and the role of developing technologies in anthropology. For my MSc dissertation I explored forensic applications of mummy studies, particularly in relation to 3D renderings of CT scans for forensic imaging.
More broadly I am interested in taphonomy and mass graves, and in the relationship between forensic anthropology and human rights.
BSc (Hons) Forensic Anthropology (Liverpool John Moores University, LJMU, 2011-2014).
MSc Forensic Osteology (Bournemouth University, 2014-2015).
Membership of Professional Bodies:
British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (from 2014).
Previous Work Experience:
Attendee of a five day anthropological excavation at The Poulton Research Project, Cheshire (Sept. 2012).
Anthropological assistant working with the Doghole Cave material at LJMU (March-June, 2013).
Anthropological assistant working with Neolithic Sudanese material at LJMU (June 2013).
Five week internship as an Anthropologist & Archaeologist for Grampus Heritage and Training Limited in Šahy, Slovakia (June-July, 2013).
Four week internship as an Anthropologist & Archaeologist for Universitatea “1 Decembrie 1918” din Alba Iulia, Alba Iulia, Romania (July-Aug, 2014).
LJMU Student Advocate (Jan 2013-April 2014).
BTEC Forensic Science Mentor for Wirral Council based at The Sixth Form College – Birkenhead (2013).
Conference Attendance, Podium/Presentations
Attendee of the Bournemouth University’s 7th Annual Postgraduate Conference (Jan. 2015).
Poster presenter at the Bournemouth University Annual Faculty of Science and Technology Postgraduate Conference (May 2015).
Attendee of the 17th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO) (Sheffield University, Sept. 2015).
I am interested in pathological versus environmental and genetic variation in the human skeletal, especially those influencing the facial region. As a fitness enthusiast, I am also interested in biomechanics and the impact high intensity activity has on the human skeleton.
Memberships of professional bodies
Previous work experience
Poulton Research Project - archaeological excavation, recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains (2013)
Liverpool John Moores University - cleaning, marking and analysing human and non-human, adult and sub-adult skeletal remains of Medieval, Romano-British and Prehistoric collections (Poulton Research Project & Gloucester Museum); inventory and curation under the Human Tissue Act 2008 (2011-2014)
Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité University Medicine Berlin, Germany - witnessing autopsies and helping with the identification of skeletal remains of both human and non-human origin (2013)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs & The Cyprus Project, Republic of Cyprus - exhumation of mass graves and analysing human skeletal remains and related artefacts from the 1974 conflict (2014, 2015)
Universitatea '1 Decembrie 1918' Alba Iulia, Romania - excavation and analysis of human skeletal remains from the Bronze Age and Neolithic (2015)
Attended workshops on 'Forensic Radiology', 'Forensic Odontology', and 'The Emergency Mortuary in Disaster Victim Identification'.
A revised nose tip shape validation method for facial reconstruction based on CT data from a modern German population - poster presentation (BAHID conference 2015, Manchester)
My main interest lie within the field of Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology and Facial Identification. My MSc Dissertation focused on a revised nose-tip shape validation method, helping to improve the accuracy and reliability of the facial approximation procedure.