This five-day Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) Applied Science and Practice course is designed to provide theory and practical skills for DVI Specialist investigations.
The course is offered by Alecto Forensics/Forensic Access Group
Instructors: Dr Julie Roberts/Howard Way OBE
The aims of the course are to provide:
1. An awareness of the processes involved in Disaster Victim Identification
2. Practical experience of recovering remains from a mass disaster scene, examining remains in the mortuary, and completing the Interpol DVI forms
3. Instruction on best practice for recording, recovering and identifying fragmented, commingled and burnt remains from mass fatality incidents
4. Advice on selection and collection of DNA samples from highly disrupted and burnt remains
See the attached course flyer for more information.
Chair and committee member vacancies for the Age Estimation Science Advisory Committee (AESAC)
We are pleased to announce the advert for the full Age Estimation Science Advisory Committee (AESAC) committee is now live.
The role of the AESAC is to support the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) in providing independent scientific advice to the Home Office on the assessment of chronological age in the living, advising on both existing and emerging technologies that may be of value for age assessment in the future.
We would love for you all to apply, and would be most grateful if you could share the link with any colleagues or contacts that you think would be interested in applying.
Please see the link below for more information:
Age Estimation Science Advisory Committee - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The closing date for applications is 11pm Monday 13 June 2022
Forensic anthropology - A PRIMER FOR COURTS. Produced by Royal Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh in conjunction with the Judicial College, the Judicial Institute and the Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland.
Each primer presents an easily understood, accurate position on the scientific topic in question, and considers the limitations of the science and the challenges associated with its application.
A must read for forensic anthropologists in the UK..
Conference Programme 15/01/22
The conference programma and Abstract booklet can be downloaded from the LInk below
Best holiday wishes from the BAFA Committee and a Prosperous New Year! BAFA is looking forward to many new opportunities with you all in 2022.
And don't forget, we have a virtual conference coming up on 15/01/22. Check the winter conference page for details!
Due to time constraints, we are having to run the 2021 AGM and the Winter Conference as two separate events this year. The AGM will be held online from 12 midday until 1pm, on Friday 17th December and the Winter Conference will be held on Saturday 15th January 2022.
BAFA Members have been informed by email of the upcoming AGM. Please note the AGM is for current BAFA Members only. The email also contains a link to the website hosting the AGM live stream on 17/12. If you are a current member but have not received the email, please contact us. A link to the Agenda can be found below.
We hope to see you all on the 17th December!
Most of you are aware that we are supporting the MISSING PEOPLE charity this year, nominated by our BAFA Members. We can now proudly announce the second fundraiser for the charity..and what can be more appropriate at this time of year than a BAFA Christmas Jumper competition!
This post is an advance warning to give you some extra time to start prepping. The format of this fundraiser will be similar to the bake-off competition we organised in the Spring. We kindly ask for a minimum donation of £5 to MISSING PEOPLE charity to enter the competition. Further details on how to participate will be announced this week so watch this space. The winner will be announced at the BAFA AGM on Friday 17th December.
Time to get creative again!
Alecto Forensics, a key part of The Forensic Access Group, is looking for a forensic anthropologist to join their team. The position is full-time, permanent and based at the headquarters/laboratory in Wantage, Oxfordshire. Flexible working conditions and the option to work from home when not attending scenes or post-mortem examinations are offered.
Certification by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) for Great Britain and Ireland (FAII or higher) is essential, or eligibility and willingness to apply for certification within the first 12 months of employment.
Furthermore, police clearance to NPPV3 level is essential, or the ability to qualify for such clearance (5 years’ continuous UK residency, no criminal convictions, no pending criminal convictions).
For further details (key responsibilities and requirements), and how to apply please click on the link below.
Please note, it is advised to apply as soon as possible. The deadline is open until a suitable candidate has been found.
fixed-term Lecturer position @ LJMU
A fixed-term, fulltime lecturer position is available at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. The position is for teaching only.
The School of Biological & Environmental Sciences is seeking to appoint a fixed-term (12 month) full-time Lecturer with experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in Forensic Anthropology.
Deadline for applications: 21/11/21
More details can be found in the link below
The School of Science and Engineering are delighted to offer a 4 year fully funded (UK)
PhD studentship based within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), University of Dundee
An essential part of the remit of the Greenhouse Research Studentship Programme is
that successful applicants are required to teach in the dissecting room throughout
semesters 1 and 2 and to assist with other classes as and when required.
Two research topics are offered to potential candidates who wish to apply for the
Greenhouse scholarship award. Only one of these projects will be taken forward and so
applicants are requested to indicate clearly which of the projects they wish to apply for. The successful candidate will commence their studentship in January or May 2022.
Please click on the link below for further details and research topics. The deadline for applications is 19th November 2021.
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