Sue Black (forensic anthropologist)
|Susan Margaret Black
|Born||May 7, 1961|
In 1987, she took up the post of lecturer in Anatomy at St. Thomas' Hospital, London which started her career in forensic anthropology and commenced a partnership with Louise Scheuer.
She published Developmental Juvenile Osteology with Louise Scheuer in 2000, and four years later, The Juvenile Skeleton. These books remain core reading for all students of osteology.
Sue Black is head of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee which runs undergraduate courses in forensic anthropology and postgraduate courses in anatomy and advanced forensic anthropology. This department is training the UK National Disaster Victim Identification (UK DVI) team for police and scientists in advanced mortuary practices.
Sue is a Director of the Centre for International Forensic Assistance and a founder of the British Association for Human Identification and the British Association for Forensic Anthropology. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
She received the 2008 Lucy Mair Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute, a police commendation for DVI training and OBE for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo. She has appeared on BBC television.
- "BLACK, Prof. Susan Margaret, (Sue)" (Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012).(subscription required)
- "Disaster Victim Identification". UK DVI. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
- "Centre for International Forensic Assistance". CIFA. 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
- "Ipswich Man". BBC 2. BBC. 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
- "Professor Sue Black OBE" at BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour Power list
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