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Centre director, University of Dundee

Professor Dame Sue Black is a leading forensic anthropologist and the director of both the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science 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 war crimes 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 is a fellow of several national academies including the Royal Society of Edinburgh.


  • –present
    Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, University of Dundee