The Forensic Anthropology group offers teaching and training both within UWA and externally, and supports Master and PhD research programs that are focused around our key research areas.
These key areas include:
- The application of modern, state-of-the-art analytical equipment and methods to forensic science.
- The development of a new generation of morphometric tools and standards for application in forensic identification in Australia and South Africa.
- The integration of morphological computer-based (geometric morphometric) analytical approaches and multivariate isotopic and elemental chemical methods for the identification of unknown human remains.
- Continuing development of the ‘Human Identification Package’ (HIP) for specific application within Western Australian forensic casework and Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) – this involves the formulation of population-specific anthropological standards (for example, biological profiling).
- Forensic archaeology: the search, recovery, documentation and reporting of results.
We welcome enquiries from science honours and postgraduate students interested in becoming part of this exciting research.