Welcome the Queen's Award winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. At our core is the study of human anatomy and this is dependent on the relationship we maintain with those who bequeath their remains to the University for the purposes of education and research. We were the first in the UK to introduce the Thiel soft fix approach to embalming and our research has resulted in new and improved surgical procedures and the design and development of new medical technologies and surgical devices.
In forensic science we work with the police and other investigative agencies to assist with both national and international crimes to bring perpetrators of crime to justice. The CAHID team comprises recognised experts in several forensic disciplines and has strong relationships with Police forces throughout the UK. Our staff regularly present evidence in criminal courts and many of these are of extremely high profile. Over 400 cases per year come to CAHID from police forces across the UK and wider afield.
Please feel free to browse around our website and to get in touch with us if you are interested in becoming a student with CAHID, if you wish information about the bequeathal process or any other area where you think we may be of assistance.
Prof Sue Black OBE FRSE FRAI
CAHID is an award winning research centre. Spanning anatomy, forensic anthropology and forensic science, we have a vibrant and exciting research focus and reach. We are a highly collaborative team both internally within the University of Dundee and externally with research partners from around the globe.
We provide a range of services to UK and international law enforcement agencies.
Thiel Cadaver Facility
Our Thiel cadaver facility provides Thiel soft-fix embalmed human cadavers for advanced training and for product evaluations.
Online Bone Identification
We offer a free Virtual Anthropology Consultancy Service (VACS).