Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, Dundee
Dr Davies is employed as a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, where she leads the MSc in Forensic Anthropology. Dr Davies holds a BSc (hons) in Forensic Anthropology and a PhD in Forensic Anthropology.
Dr Davies is a Certified Level 2 Forensic Anthropologist, certified by examination by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.
Dr Davies has worked in casework in Scotland including investigations of suspicious deaths, high profile deaths, child deaths and recovery of remains from scenes including fire scenes. Her casework experience includes body recovery, analysis of skeletal remains for identification and investigation purposes for both juveniles and adults and the analysis of images for the purposes of identification of unidentified remains from CT scans.
Areas of research include the persistence epiphyseal scars in adult individuals and the application of this feature in age estimation from radiographic images and the use of the foot in human identification, specifically in skeletal age estimation.
I am employed at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee as a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology. My primary role is as programme leader for the MSc Forensic Anthropology programme. In addition to this, I contribute to teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervise their research projects.
Selected Recent Publications
Davies, C., Hackman, L. and Black, S. 2016. The persistence of epiphyseal scars in the distal radius in adult individuals. International Journal of Legal Medicine. Vol. 130 (1): 199-206
Davies, C., Hackman, L., and Black, S. 2015. The epiphyseal scar: changing perceptions in relation to skeletal age estimation. Annals of Human Biology. Vol. 42 (4): 348-357
Davies, C., Hackman, L. and Black, S. 2014. The persistence of epiphyseal scars in the adult tibia. International Journal of Legal Medicine. Vol. 128 (2):335-343
Davies, C., Hackman, L., and Black, S. 2013. The utility of the proximal epiphysis of the 5th metatarsal in age estimation. Journal of Forensic Sciences. Vol. 58 (2): 436-442
Davies, C., Hackman, L. & Black, S. 2013. A test of the Whitaker scoring system for estimating age from the bones of the foot. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 127, 481-489.
Davidson, K., Davies, C. and Randolph-Quinney, P. (2010) Skeletal Trauma. In: Black, S., and Ferguson, E. (eds.) Forensic Anthropology 2000-2010. Taylor and Francis. Boca Raton.