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Professor Sue Black

Kirsty Young interviews Sue Black, professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Professor Sue Black.

She is Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee, founder and past President of the British Association for Human Identification and heads the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification in Dundee.

Brought up on the west coast of Scotland and in Inverness, she fell in love with biology at secondary school and read Human Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen. After graduation she worked at London's St Thomas' Hospital as an anatomist and police began to call on her to help identify bones.

In 1999 she travelled to Kosovo, tasked with investigating the site of a mass shooting. She has worked in areas of conflict including Iraq and was part of the team helping to identify victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her services to forensic anthropology.

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

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37 minutes

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Fri 23 Oct 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • The Corries – Roy and Ronnie

    Ye Jacobites By Name

    • Live" At the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
  • Glenn Miller

    In The Mood (feat. Jodie Prenger)

    • Big Band Classics.
    • KAZ.
  • Gerry Rafferty

    Baker Street

    • Gerry Rafferty, Baker Street.
    • EMI.
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    Romeo and Juliet

    • Dire Straits: Making Movies.
    • VERTIGO.
  • Love and Money


    • Cheap Pearls & Whiskey Dreams.
    • FONTANA.

    • Lathallan School

      Highland Cathedral

      • Lathallan School Presents: Blaw Na Gael.
  • Cher

    If I Could Turn Back Time

    • 100% Pure Love.
    • TELSTAR.
  • Nanci Griffith, Chet Atkins & John Catchings

    Turn Around

    • Other Voices Other Rooms.
    • MCA.

    Gray's Anatomy, 36th Edition


    A big hat


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Sue Black
Producer Cathy Drysdale


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