Forensic anthropology in the UK - past, present and future, Professor Dame Sue Black, OBE

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Professor Dame Sue Black

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Main Lecture Theatre (drinks reception in the Abercrombie Space after the lecture), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Public Lecture by Professor Dame Sue Black, OBE followed by a drinks reception in the Abercrombie Space.

Prof Dame Sue Black is President of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University.

As an academic, Sue is best known as an anatomist and a forensic anthropologist. She was the lead forensic anthropologist for the UK response to investigation of the war crimes in Kosovo and has also served in Sierra Leone, Grenada, Iraq and in Thailand following the Asian tsunami. She has been awarded two police commendations for her work and was awarded the Lucy Mair medal for humanitarian assistance. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her work in war crimes investigations in Kosovo and in 2016 she was awarded a DBE for her services to education and forensic anthropology.

She is a fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Biology and she is the lifetime professor of Anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy. Her memoir, ‘All that remains’ is a Times best selling non-fiction text and this year she won the coveted Saltire book of the year award.

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