Contact Stephanie Giles
Stephanie Giles is a Lecturer in Forensic Taphonomy on the MSc Forensic Programme. 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 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.
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
Articles In Journals
- Giles SB, Errickson D & Márquez-Grant N (2022) Decomposition variability between the scene and autopsy examination and implications for post-mortem interval estimations, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 85 (January) Article No. 102292.
- Giles SB, Errickson D & Márquez-Grant N (2022) A retrospective comparative study to evaluate the reliability of post-mortem interval sources in UK and US medico-legal death investigations, Science and Justice, 62 (2) 246-261.
- Wüllenweber S & Giles S (2021) The effectiveness of forensic evidence in the investigation of volume crime scenes, Science and Justice, 61 (5) 542-554.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stephens M, Errickson D, Giles S & Ringrose TJ (2021) Assessing the quality of footwear marks recovered from simulated graves, Science and Justice, 60 (6) 512-521.
- 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.
- Errickson D, Giles S & Horsman G (2019) The CSI effect(s no one?), Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 67 (October) 64-65.