Dr Martin Hall Keynote Confirmed

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Martin Hall will be joining us at FAAE2017 to give a keynote speech. As Head of the Parasites and Vectors Division at the Natural History Museum, London, Dr Hall’s career includes working as an expert witness in forensic entomology (see bio below). We can’t wait to hear his talk.

FAAE2017 is taking place on the 12th June 2017 at University College London. It is a free symposium for students, researchers, and practitioners. You can register here: Registration

If you want to present a poster or podium, the deadline for abstracts is the 16th May: Call for Abstracts

Dr Hall’s Biography: Martin graduated with a Zoology BSc in 1975 from the University of North Wales, Bangor, and a PhD in 1978 from Imperial College, London. He was awarded the Thomas Henry Huxley Award of the Zoological Society of London for his thesis on blowfly feeding behaviour. Following seven years studying tsetse flies in Africa, Martin returned to the UK and joined the Natural History Museum, London, in 1989 as a research entomologist, studying forensic and veterinary entomology. Martin is currently Head of the Parasites and Vectors Division in the Department of Life Sciences, focusing his research on fly species that develop as larvae on carrion and/or on live animals, on the latter causing the neglected disease known as myiasis. Martin has worked as a forensic entomologist on some 200 criminal cases during the past 25 years. He is author or co-author of more than 140 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many on the biology of blowflies, the insects of primary evidential importance in forensic entomology. His most recent research focuses on the use of micro-CT scanning techniques to age developing blow flies within their puparia. Martin was the founding President of the European Association for Forensic Entomology (2002-2006) and he is on the Editorial Boards of Medical and Veterinary Entomology and Forensic Science International.

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our attendees on the 12th of June for the Symposium.

The deadline for abstracts for posters and presentations closed yesterday evening. Due to significant interest and late registrations we have decided to extend this to the 16th of May, 11:59pm (BST). 

This is a great opportunity to present both early development projects and full term research. We now have over 90 student, researcher, and practitioner attendees so this will be a great networking event.

We also have some great prizes from Wiley publishers for Best Student Poster and Best Student Presentation. Keep an eye on twitter for the announcement of prizes #FAAE2017

Best Wishes

FAAE Symposium Team

Dr Heather Bonney Keynote Confirmed

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Heather Bonney will be joining us at FAAE2017 to give a keynote speech. As the Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum, London, and an eminent forensic anthropologist we can’t wait to hear her talk.

FAAE2017 is taking place on the 12th June 2017 at University College London. It is a free symposium for students, researchers, and practitioners. You can register here: Registration

If you want to present a poster or podium, the deadline for abstracts is the 5th May: Call for Abstracts

Dr Heather Bonney Profile: 

I’m the Collections Manager responsible for the human remains (comprised of approximately 20,000 individuals) and Anthropology collections, and manage the Anthropology curatorial team. I also manage the Human Remains Data Collection Project which aims to record a standardised data set from the collection, including microCT and laser scans, for the facilitation of research. I’m a practicing Forensic Anthropologist, specialising in the identification and analysis of human remains in criminal and civil cases. I’m also regularly involved in science communication activities such as Crime Scene Live and run the @NHM_Forensics Twitter account. I contribute lectures to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate university programmes. My research interests lie in the field of Forensic Anthropology, particularly in the analysis of trauma, morphology of tool marks and mechanical properties in human bone. I’m a member of the Steering Committee for the British Association for Forensic Anthropology and the Board of Trustees of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteology.

Dr Karl Harrison Keynote Confirmed

We are excited to announce that Dr Karl Harrison will be joining us at FAAE2017 to give a keynote speech. As one of the UK’s most eminent forensic archaeologists, with extensive casework and research experience, we are looking forward to his contribution.

FAAE2017 is taking place on the 12th June 2017 at University College London. It is a free symposium for students, researchers, and practitioners. You can register here: Registration

If you want to present a poster or podium, the deadline for abstracts is the 5th May: Call for Abstracts

Dr Karl Harrison: Profile

Dr Harrison is one of the UK’s most experienced forensic archaeologists, having worked in the investigation and examination of major crime scenes since 2001. He previously worked as a Crime Scene Investigator and Manager, he then worked for a forensic service company providing specialist support to UK police force.

He also has strong professional links with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency as an External Advisor, and the Institute for Archaeologists as a Professional Member of the Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel. He has been involved in the examination of hundreds of major crime scenes, and given expert evidence in court as a forensic archaeologist on numerous occasions.

Dr Harrison is a Director of Alecto Forensics, and now conducts his casework for domestic and international police forces and forensic service providers via this organisation. He also currently works at Cranfield University Forensic Institute (CFI)

First Call for Abstracts!

We are pleased to announce that the call for abstracts for the inaugural FAAE 2017 symposium is now open.

We invite abstracts from across forensic anthropology, archaeology, and ecological sciences. The symposium is accepting both poster and oral presentations.

We are particularly interested in (but not limited to):

  • New forensic technologies
  • Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research promoting a holistic approach to the forensic sciences
  • Interpretation of forensic evidence

 

Guidelines and abstract submission form can be found here: Call for Abstracts