Professor Caroline M. Wilkinson is a British anthropologist based at Liverpool John Moores University. She is best known for her work in forensic facial reconstruction and has been a contributor to many television programmes on the subject as well as the creator of a reconstructed head of King Richard III of England.
Wilkinson holds a PhD in facial anthropology from the University of Manchester (2000) and first became known to television audiences as a result of her regular appearances on the BBC series Meet the Ancestors. She is author of several works on the subject of facial reconstruction.
In December 2014, Professor Wilkinson created a facial reconstruction of St Nicholas, working from anatomical knowledge, tissue depth data, and the latest reconstruction technology. From his skeletal remains, it was known that his broken nose had "healed asymmetrically, giving him a characteristic nose and rugged facial appearance".
- "Juvenile forensic facial reconstruction – a detailed accuracy study" (with Whittaker, DK). Proceedings of the 10th Meeting of the International Association of Craniofacial Identification, Bari, Italy; 98-110 (2002)
- "Measurement of eyeball protrusion and its application in facial reconstruction." (with Mautner, SA.) J For Sci 48 (1) 12-16 (2003)
- "The reconstruction of faces showing healed wounds."(with Neave, RAH) J Archaeological Science 30; 1343-1348 (2003)
- "The relationship between the soft tissues and the skeletal detail of the mouth." (with Motwani, M and Chiang, E.) J For Sci. 48 (4) 1-5 (2003)
- "In vivo facial tissue depth measurements for White British children". J. Forensic Sci 47 (3): 459-465
- Forensic Facial Reconstruction (Cambridge University Press, 2008) ISBN 0-521-09012-1
- "Craniofacial Identification" (Cambridge University Press, 2012) Co-editor. ISBN 978-0-521-76862-7
- BBC News Leicester: Richard III: Facial reconstruction shows king's features. Accessed 12 February 2013
- Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain: Caroline Wilkinson. Accessed 12 February 2013
- "Real face of Father Christmas revealed at St Nicholas Primary School", Liverpool Echo, 5 December 2014. Accessed 27 March 2015
- BBC News - "Father Christmas: Saint Nicholas' face revealed", 6 December 2014. Accessed 27 March 2015