Dr Stephanie Giles is a Lecturer in Forensic Taphonomy on the MSc Forensic Programme. She holds a PhD in Forensic Anthropology at Cranfield Forensic Institute and holds an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology and a first-class Medical Sciences degree. Stephanie holds professional membership with the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 

Stephanie is a Crime Scene Investigator with 7 years experience in the field. She has undertaken national consultancy work in the field of disaster victim recovery and the specialist area of forensic taphonomy where she advises on police cases concerning the estimation of the post-mortem interval of decomposing human remains. Stephanie is on the management panel for CRICC: Cranfield Recovery and Identification of Conflict Causalities team and has undertaken excavation work both in the UK and oversees. She has also delivered forensic scene analysis training oversees for post-explosion scenes in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 

Stephanie was nominated for the 'Women in Defence UK Awards' in 2019.

Research opportunities

Current activities

Post-mortem interval estimations in medico-legal death investigations 

Forensic taphonomy variables and their affect on the trajectory of human decomposition

Paleopathology: the estimation of age-at-death from osteoarthritic markers in skeletal populations

Inverse problem theory applied to forensic anthropology


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