Background

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.

Research opportunities



Current activities

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 

Publications

Articles In Journals