Contact Stephanie Giles
Stephanie Giles is a lecturer and a Course Director for the MSc in Forensic Investigation at Cranfield University. She is the Module Leader for 'Investigation and Evidence Collection' and lectures on core aspects of Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Taphonomy. She is a part-time PhD researcher 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 has advised on police cases concerning the estimation of the post-mortem interval of decomposed 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.
Post-mortem interval estimations in forensic anthropology
Forensic taphonomy variables and their affect on the pattern and rate of human decomposition
The effectiveness of forensic evidence at volume and major crime scene investigations
Paleopathology: the estimation of age-at-death from osteoarthritic markers in skeletal populations
Inverse problem theory applied to forensic science
Statistical methods for forensic investigation
Articles In Journals
- Jackson-Mitchell C & Giles S (2021) A study to assess the variables that influence the degree of mummification and skeletonization in a modern USA population, Archaeological and Environmental Forensic Science, 2 (1) 75-95.
- Wüllenweber S & Giles S (2021) The effectiveness of forensic evidence in the investigation of volume crime scenes, Science and Justice, 61 (5) 542-554.
- Márquez-Grant N, Errickson D, Morgan S, Ronner E & Giles SB (2021) Final thoughts on WWI and WWII legislation, recovery, identification and burial of human remains: best practice, challenges, and recommendations, Forensic Science International, 323 (June) Article No. 110767.
- Giles SB, Harrison K, Errickson D & Márquez-Grant N (2020) The effect of seasonality on the application of accumulated degree-days to estimate the early post-mortem interval, Forensic Science International, 315 (October) Article No. 110419.
- Stephens M, Errickson D, Giles S & Ringrose TJ (2020) Assessing the quality of footwear marks recovered from simulated graves, Science and Justice, Available online 29 July 2020 (6).
- Errickson D, Giles S & Horsman G (2019) The CSI effect(s no one?), Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 67 (October) 64-65.