School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Elena Kranioti


Lecturer; Forensic Anthropology


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.20, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 2368
Office hours: Friday 2pm - 4pm

I am a medical doctor, graduate of the University of Crete (2003) and a certified Forensic Pathologist (2007). I completed my training in Forensic Pathology at the Department of Forensic Sciences of the University of Crete in 2007 and I spent a 4-month period at the Forensic Pathology Institute of the University of Düsseldorf as a Guest Scientist. In 2007 I was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Natural History Museum in Spain, within the framework of EVAN, a European training network with focus on Virtual Anthropology (MRTN-CT-2005-019564). In 2009 I completed my Ph.D at the University of Crete and in January 2010 I was appointed as a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology in Archaeology (SHCA) of the University of Edinburgh.

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External appointments

I am involved in supervision of doctoral students of other European Universities in forensic related topics:

Medical School, University of Crete

Forensic Institute, University Of Cranfield

I am also a member of the Academic Programs Committee and the Research and Development Committee of the British Association of Forensic Anthropology and a member on the following associations:

  • American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)
  • International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM)
  • British Association for Human Identification (BAHID)
  • British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA)
  • Forensic Anthropology Society Europe (FASE)-Board member
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)

Editorial Board of the journal of Mediterrenean Archaeology and Archaeometry (MAA)

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