In a series of three Lectures broadcast between Christmas and the New Year, Professor Dame Sue Black will reveal the secrets of the real-life scientific detective process she uses to identify both the dead and the living. It will be an unprecedented insight into her role in deciphering secret messages hidden within the body as she strives to name the unknown, reuniting dead and living bodies with their identity.
Professor Black's research focusses on many aspects of human identification, but is principally aligned to forensic cases associated with perpetrators of child sexual abuse. Her recent £2.5M ERC senior fellowship grant is entitled 'In search of uniqueness – harnessing anatomical hand variation (h-unique)'.
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