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)

External reviewer for the Irish Research Council and the National Science Centre in Poland and Greece.

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