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On the 13th June, the UCL Centre for Forensic Sciences are hosting a public discussion with Dr Anna Williams (University of Huddersfield) about Human Taphonomy Facilities (colloquially known as ‘Body Farms’).

This is a unique opportunity to hear about how they contribute to forensic science and our understanding of human decomposition in a variety of conditions, hear arguments for and against them, and have your say about whether you think one is necessary in the UK. The event will include information about existing Human Taphonomy Facilities around the world, and what they have taught the forensic sciences, as well as an overview of the legal and ethical situation in the UK.

There will be presentations from leading UK researchers and practitioners undertaking cutting edge research that could benefit from access to a Human Taphonomy Facility, and an opportunity to ask questions of experts, air your concerns and put your opinions across. There will be the opportunity to find out more about the pros and cons of donating your body to such a facility and submit your views via an online survey.






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Email faaesymposium@gmail.com

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For more information about the Human Taphonomy Facility Work:

Email Dr Anna Williams a.willams@hud.ac.uk

Check out http://htf4uk.blogspot.co.uk/

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Dr Anna Williams Biography:

Anna is an experienced Forensic Anthropologist, with considerable case work experience. She regularly undertakes consultancy work for national police forces, Forensic Engineering Solutions and Kenyon International Emergency Services.

Anna is currently Editor-in-Chief of a forthcoming volume dedicated to Forensic Science Education, to be published in 2016 by Wiley Publishing. She also acts as an External Examiner for Kingston University, and has been External Examiner for doctoral candidates at Bournemouth University and University of Technology Sydney.

Anna is passionate about science communication. She was the winner of the Forensic Zone of the prestigious Wellcome Trust-funded I’m A Scientist competition in 2011. In 2014. Anna was awarded a British Science Association Media Fellowship and a placement at New Scientist. She has presented at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, the British Science Festival and the Royal Institution.

Anna writes an award-winning blog called Forensic Anna:thropology.

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