Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Expertise added to PFS Portfolio

In News by Angela Shaw

PFS warmly welcomes Julie Roberts, a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist with approximately 20 years of practitioner experience in the location, recovery and identification of human remains from scenes of crime, war zones and mass fatality incidents.

Julie recently became a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to that she was the Scientific Lead and Team Leader in Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology and Ecology at Cellmark Forensic Services and before that she held the same position at LGC Forensics. In the UK, she was Lead Anthropologist following the London Bombings in 2005 and she has provided assistance in a large number of other complex investigations including homicides, fatal fires, industrial explosions and terrorist incidents. In 2018 she received a commendation from the Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police for her work at the scene and in the mortuary following a fatal fire in which six members of the same family died.

Internationally Julie was senior anthropologist with the British Forensic Team in Kosovo between 1999 and 2002 and since that time she has undertaken numerous deployments with the Royal Military Police and Counter Terrorist Command to assist with the recovery and identification of military fatalities, the deceased from civilian air-crashes and victims of terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon.

Julie is an excellent addition to the PFS pool of expertise and we are pleased to be able to offer this additional service area.