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: Thursday 2pm - 4pm

Member of the HCA and the Archaeology SA research committee

Member of the HCA Ethics Committee

Member of the HCA Online Learning Group


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. I have recently been awarded  the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Medical Imaging and Virtopsy (2017) by the University of Zürich.

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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 a board member of the Forensic Anthropology Society Europe (FASE) and a member of the following associations:

  • International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM)
  • British Association for Forensic Medicine (BAFM)
  • British Association for Human Identification (BAHID)
  • British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA)
  • Greek Medical Association Heraklion (ISH)
  • Hellenic Association of Forensic Sciences and Medicine
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)
  • International society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI)
  • Hellenic Radiology Society (HRS)

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.

Peer reviewer for several scientific journals of my field:

  • Forensic Science International
  • International journal of Legal Medicine
  • American Journal of Physical Anthropology
  • PLOS one
  • Royal Society Open Science
  • Science and Justice
  • Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Anthropologische Einzeiger
  • International journal of Osteoarchaeology
  • Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
  • Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
  • HOMO
  • Collegium Anthropologicum
  • Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
  • Clinical Anatomy
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