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Senior lecturer in Forensic Anthropology, Anglia Ruskin University

Dr Samantha Tipper is a biological and forensic anthropologist with over 15 years of experience working in both the commercial and academic sectors in human osteology, paleopathology, forensic anthropology, and forensic science in both the UK and USA. Samantha has collaborated on projects involving skeletal remains dating from the Bronze Age to Medieval period in Britain as well as skeletal remains from Sudan. She continues to collaborate on both archaeological and forensic cases and is a forensic anthropologist team member at Blake Emergency services. Samantha is also currently an associate fellow in the History and Heritage department at the University of Lincoln, chair of the University of Lincoln Archaeology group and treasurer for the Norton Disney Archaeology Group.


  • 2021–present
    Senior lecturer in Forensic Anthropology, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 2019–2021
    Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science, University of Lincoln


  • 2020 
    University of Durham, PhD Archaeology
  • 2005 
    University of Manchester, MSc in Biomedical and Forensic Studies


  • 2023
    Spondylolysis in ancient Nubian skeletal populations, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology