Msc Forensic and Biological Anthropology
Cognitive Consultants International (CCI) (data testing for a project)
I'M ORIGINALLY FROM...
WHY I APPLIED TO THE SECURITY SCIENCE DTC
I really enjoyed my master research project and wanted to take it a step further so my supervisor recommended me to apply for the SECReT program. I looked at the website and the information given was very interesting so I thought I will give it a go.
My research interest is within “Expert Evidence” and bias. During my master project biasability potential within forensic anthropology was examined by analysing the effects of external manipulations on judgements and decision-making in visual trauma assessment. Participants assessed presence of trauma in images of skeletal remains, and their confidence in that interpretation. Three separate websites were created containing the same fourteen identical images. Each participant was randomly assigned to one website. Each website provided different contextual information, to assess variation of interpretation of the same images between contexts. The results indicated a bias correlation, with a higher scoring of trauma identification responses for the website that indicated a mass grave context.
I would like to continue my research within cognitive bias and forensic science.
WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT STUDYING
When I am not working I socialise with my friends. I love to read and watch football. My biggest passion except from science is animals and travelling.
MY CAREER ASPIRATIONS
My dream is to be able to work within bias and expert evidence in multiply forensic fields with a specific focus on Forensic Anthropology. I would be open to consultation from members of the forensic industry should they find my work of interest. I also aspire to work in academia
WHAT KIND OF PARTNER ORGANISATION I'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AND WHAT I'D LIKE FROM THEM
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
-The Power of Contextual Effects in Forensic Anthropology: A Study of Biasability in the Visual Interpretations of Trauma Analysis on Skeletal Remains
(Under review by Journal of Forensic Science)
Future Security 2012 Bonn Germany
The Criminal Bar Association Autumn Conference, 3 November 2012.
American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Meeting February 2013, Washington, US
Forensic Europe EXPO Conference 24-25 April 2013, London