Ian Hanson

Visiting Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Forensic Science for Archaeology and Anthropology at the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

Areas of expertise

Ian has supervised and directed numerous forensic excavations across the Middle East and the Balkans. In addition he has undertaked human rights and forensic investigations for the international agencies in the Balkans, Iraq, Cyprus and Africa. Over the past decade he has designed, directed and managed training courses for forensic science scene investigation. He also… Read more »

Dr Luciana Esteves

Associate Professor in Physical Geography

Areas of expertise

Luciana’s research interests are related to environmental change in coastal areas driven by natural and human-induced process and the implications for coastal management. In particular, she is interested in how climate change will affect the frequency and intensity of extreme events and the implications to coastal flooding and erosion hazards, risks and vulnerability. Luciana works… Read more »

Professor Genoveva Esteban

Professor of Microbial Ecology

Areas of expertise

Genoveva pursues strategic research in biodiversity at the microbial level. She leads a programme that aims to link science with conservation through research on `cryptic’ biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. Her team also investigates the rare aquatic microbial consortia that thrive in wet woodlands, some being new species to science. Her applied research includes pest aquatic… Read more »

Dr Bryce Dyer

Principal Academic in Product Design

Areas of expertise

Bryce’s current research interest is with the philosophy, design and performance analysis of technology used in elite sport. He is also an experienced designer of products ranging from air filtration equipment and clothing to prosthetic limbs used by athletes who have competed at the Paralympic Games. He is passionate about community engagement in design and… Read more »

Professor Timothy Darvill OBE

Professor of Archaeology

Areas of expertise

As a European prehistorian, Tim is best known for his publications on prehistoric Britain, archaeological excavations in Britain, and studies of the way that archaeological sites are managed. He is one of the leading authorities on Stonehenge and led an excavation inside the circles. He is currently focusing his attention on the origins and meaning… Read more »

Dr Terri Cole

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Areas of expertise

Terri has conducted research predominantly into offering criminal and offender profiling. She is particularly interested in how psychologists can pragmatically work with police officers to assist investigations. She has recently co-authored a book entitled Forensic psychology – theory, research, policy and practice.

Paul Cheetham

Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science

Areas of expertise

Paul is the Programme Leader for BU’s MSc Forensic Archaeology, as well as co-director of BU’s Durotriges excavation project, researching the transition of Iron Age to Roman Britain. He has performed archaeological geophysical survey excavation on many important World Heritage-listed archaeological sites, including Stonehenge and Pompeii. He has assisted the UK police in over 40… Read more »

Professor Matthew Bennett

Professor of Environmental & Geographical Sciences

Areas of expertise

Matthew is a sedimentologist and geomorphologist specialising in how landscapes change due to environmental processes and human intervention. He is currently Head of the Institute for Landscape and Human Evolution at Bournemouth University. He is known for his work on human footprints and the translation of this work into forensic practice. Due to the various management roles he… Read more »

Dr Sarah Bate

Principal Academic in Psychology

Areas of expertise

Sarah’s research concentrates on facial recognition, with a particular focus on ‘face blindness’ (prosopagnosia), a condition where individuals have severe difficulties in face recognition. She is currently developing new diagnostic techniques and rehabilitative programmes that can assist adults and children with the condition. In addition she is interested in superior face recognition skills, and is working with… Read more »

Dr Demetra Andreou

Lecturer in Environmental Science

Areas of expertise

Demetra is an evolutionary ecologist whose research focuses on parasites, particularly host-parasite interactions at the behavioural and epidemiological level. She is a specialist in the impact of non-native parasites on native biodiversity and the effects of disease on biodiversity. She has been interviewed in the Sunday Times about Rosette Agent, an invasive fish parasite which… Read more »