Langstaff, Helen

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  • 28 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20142019

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Biography

I am currently employed in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in Physical/Forensic Anthropology. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervise their research projects as well as manage the Forensic Anthropology undergraduate programme. Prior to this I was employed by the University of Edinburgh as a Tutor/Demonstrator in Forensic Anthropology and Human Osteology.

I hold a BSc in Forensic Science, MSc in Forensic Anthropology and a PhD in Archaeology (Forensic Anthropology). I have a PGCAPHE and am a fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

I am a practising forensic anthropologist and have given expert evidence in t he Scottish High court. Iam a consultant on the Virtual Anthropology Service run by the University of Dundee providing coverage for police forces in Scotland and Northern Ireland on a daily basis. I am professionally accredited at FAII Level and am a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI).

Teaching

I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in the disipline of Forensic Anthropology. I lead modules in Forensic Osteology, Forensic Human Identification and the Forensic Anthropology Honours Projects. In addition to these I also teach on Peri and Post Mortem Processes and Forensic Science and the Law. These are all taught in a variety of mediums including lectures, labs, seminars, workshops and encompass an array of assessment methods. I also supervise BSc and MSc research projects.

I have attended and continue to attend, a number of training courses on an assortment of teaching related subjects and have recently completed a PGCAPHE and become a fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

Research interests

  • Stature estimation
  • 3D modeling of bone (CT scans, Surface scans, 3D printing)
  • Commingled remains
  • Fingerprints and other biometrics
  • Pattern matching
  • Cognetive and contextual bias in Forensic Anthropology

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE, University of Dundee

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

Master in Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 31 Aug 2010

Bachelor of Science, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 31 Jul 2008

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Activities

  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Scottish Police Authority (SPA) Training

Lucina Hackman (Organiser), , Micol Zuppello (Contributor), , Veronika Dzetkulicová (Contributor), , Helen Langstaff (Contributor), , Diana Swales (Contributor), & Catriona Davies (Contributor)

19 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Is it human or not?

Micol Zuppello (Organiser), , Veronika Dzetkulicová (Organiser), & Helen Langstaff (Organiser)

9 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course