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Director of Studies - Centre for Forensic Science, The University of Western Australia

Associate Professor Daniel Franklin has an honours degree in bioarchaeology and PhD in physical anthropology. He is currently Deputy Director at the Centre for Forensic Science, The University of Western Australia. His ARC funded research involves the development of alternative techniques to facilitate the rapid and accurate identification of unknown skeletal remains; his particular area of expertise involves the application of new computer approaches to the study of bone form. He has published extensively in a variety of journals, most recently in Forensic Science International, Journal of Forensic Sciences; Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology; American Journal of Human Biology; and South African Journal of Science.


  • 2008–present
    Director of Studies, Centre for Forensic Science, UWA
  • 2008–present
    Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences, The Hull York Medical School


  • 2006 
    The University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 2001 
    The University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2010
    Novel approaches to the forensic identification of human remains
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council (DP1092538)

Research Areas

  • Forensic Biology (069901)
  • Archaeology (2101)