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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Gillian Fowler

Gillian is a Forensic Anthropologist with extensive experience working in post-conflict mass grave exhumations in Guatemala and more recently in Afghanistan. Gillian worked as a forensic anthropologist for six years at the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG), producing many forensic reports for the Guatemalan Prosecutors Office. During this time she was the Laboratory coordinator, then, Identification coordinator, where she was responsible for developing identification procedures using DNA profiles. In Guatemala, Gillian worked on more recent criminal cases, both in the morgue and at outdoor crime scenes, and in mass disaster victim recovery, analysis and identification. Gillian is currently a consulting Forensic Anthropologist for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and is involved in a project in Kabul, Afghanistan, as an advisor to the Afghan Forensic Science organistation where she has been training local Afghans in human osteology and exhumation techniques.

Department Responsibilities

Module coordinator for: Forensic Anthropological Investigative Science Forensic Archaeological Science (new in 2013) Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Anthropology (Erasmus Mundus Forensic Science) Contributes to: Human Anatomy and Physiology Advanced Crime Scene Investigation

Subject Specialism

Forensic Anthropologist and Archaeologist


  • MSc. Forensic Archaeological Science, University College London
  • PGCE with QTS, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • BSc. (Hons) Geography, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Lancaster University


  • 2012 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme £2000
  • 2011 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme £1000


Gillian undertakes external consultancy work in forensic anthropology and archaeology both nationally and internationally.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute
  • Member of the British Association for Forensic Anthropology
  • Member of the British Association for Human Identification