The award-winning staff of this Centre are amongst the most experienced in the UK in the fields of human identification, forensic anthropology, cranio-facial reconstruction and the study of the human body.
Staff at the Centre have a wide range of experience in the areas of human identification, isotopic analysis and forensic anthropology The Centre is regularly contacted for advice and input in high-profile identification cases both at home and abroad. The cases in which staff have involvement are reflected in much of the research undertaken by the Centre, enabling it to maintain a high profile within the forensic community.
The development of techniques to preserve the human body and to make it available for clinical research has led to the requirement for a new mortuary and laboratory facility to be developed.
Wellwood Leslie Architects have completed an initial feasibility study to create a new building integrated with the existing departmental and college facilities in the Medical Sciences Institute on the University Campus.
Phase 1 of the project was completed in 2012. involving the construction of a new mortuary space and the refurbishment of the existing body handling area.