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Professor Sue Black OBE

Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, University of Dundee

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Science and engineering
Place of Birth
Inverness Royal Academy; University of Aberdeen

Sue Black is a leading forensic anthropologist and the director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee University. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009. In 1999 she headed the British Forensic Team’s exhumation of mass graves in Kosovo.

She founded the British Association of Human Identification in 2001, the same year in which she received an OBE for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo. She received the Lucy Mair Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute in 2008.


Professor Sue Black: 'Inside the human body is such an amazing place'

Professor Sue Black on how her fear of rodents led her into the study of human anatomy.

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