My background was initially in archaeology having studied at Bradford University where I was awarded a BSc Archaeology and a Diploma in Professional Archaeological Studies. I went back to Bradford University to undertake a MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation where my thesis focussed on the application of novel laser scanning to the forensic decomposition process.

I undertook my PhD at Teesside University in Forensic Anthropology, while lecturing part-time in forensic science. In 2017 I was employed as a full time lecturer in forensic science before moving to Cranfields Forensic Institute in 2018.

I have also undertaken my post-graduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education (PgCLTHE).

Current activities

I am currently interested in the application of three-dimensional imaging to the forensic archaeological and anthropological process. This includes the documentation of evidence / artifacts at scenes and the use of multi-dimensional imaging within the courts. Much of my prior interest in this area has been on trauma. Further, my interest is also in forensic taphonomy - in particular, animal scavenging.

  • Animal Scavenging
  • Three-Dimensional Imaging (Structured Light, Laser and Photogrammetry)
  • Trauma / Tool Marks
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Archaeology - The Excavation Process
  • Courtroom Display


Articles In Journals


  • Errickson D (2017) Shedding light on skeletal remains: the use of structured light scanning for 3D archiving. In: Human remains: another dimension, London, UK: Academic Press, p. 93-101.
  • Márquez-Grant N & Errickson D (2017) Ethical considerations: an added dimension. In: Human remains: another dimension, London, UK: Academic Press, p. 194-204.
  • Errickson D, Thompson TJU (eds), (2017) Human remains: another dimension, London, UK: Academic Press, ed. 1.
  • Errickson D & Thompson TJU (2015) Animal Attacks and Injuries: Anthropological Findings. In: Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Elsevier Inc, p. 143-147.