On behalf of the BAFA Committee, I would like to say a massive thank you to those of you who submitted your posters to the virtual conference. The quality and variety of the research was outstanding, and this was reflected in the range and numbers of votes cast. In addition to the presenters, I would also like to thank everybody who attended the conference for their interest and engagement. You all contributed to the success of the event, which provided us with a great opportunity to meet and exchange knowledge. I hope that we can continue to develop the connections that we have made over the past 10 days and learn more about the brilliant research that is taking place in universities across the UK and beyond. So, without further ado, it gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of the three categories:
Priscilla Ferreira Ulguim and Tim Thompson, Teesside University: Algorithmic Approaches for Visualising Heat Induced change in Burned bone
Catherine Maidment and Anna Williams, University of Huddersfield: Shining a light on Forensic Anthropology: the use of Alternative Light Sources to Detect Skeletal Remains Underwater
Paige Tynan, Wrexham Glyndwr University: Effects of Body Size on the rate of decomposition in the UK: Measuring Total Body Score and percentage mass change in Sus scrofa
The conference site will remain open for a few days so that you can continue to browse the posters and finish your conversations, and you can also leave comments and feedback on any of the BAFA social media platforms. Once again, a huge thank you to everybody who participated in our first independent conference. We hope that it will be the first of many virtual and live BAFA events as things gradually return to normal.
Dr Julie Roberts, Chair of BAFA.