I have long been passionate about history and biology, and the power of interdisciplinary engagement to bring about new perspectives and solutions. As a consequence, I have developed a fascination with the human skeleton and how it can be influenced by an individual’s cultural, socio-economic, environmental and geographical contexts. This has led me to pursue a career in the areas of forensic anthropology, palaeopathology and bioarchaeology.
My PhD project aims to investigate skeletal blunt force trauma in casualties of motor vehicle collisions (MVC). By examining this under-researched topic, I hope to assist investigators in unravelling the complex circumstances surrounding MVC events, which are a leading cause of death in Australia.
When I am not undertaking research, you will find me spending time with family and friends, stargazing, exploring new places and natural landscapes, and relaxing with a cup of tea, a good book, and my dog.
Skills & Expertise
- Forensic anthropology and human skeletal analysis
- Data analysis and research
- Intuitive, calm and analytical problem solver
- Empathetic and engaged leader
- Interpersonal skills
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