Elysia Greenway

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Elysia graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in Archaeology & Anthropology (Year Abroad) from the University of Southampton and graduated with a Distinction in MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification, from the University of Dundee.
After interning for The City of Edinburgh Council Archaeology Service as a forensic artist, she currently holds PhD Researcher position at Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, where her main research interests include the facial depiction of archaeological remains and how the textural difference presented in facial depictions affect recognition in forensic scenarios.

Elysia has held a Research Assistant position at the University of Southampton since 2019, analysing impact data for the Humanities European Research Area (HERA).
Elysia has worked on the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) project Women at the Edge of Empire, depicting archaeological faces.

An AFHEA qualification was awarded in 2021, which she uses in her role as a LJMU Teaching Support Officer across multiple faculties.

Additionally, Elysia is part of a PGR-led EDIR collaboration with the Doctoral Academy and EDI HR Team, developing resources and workshops and is the Vice-President of the LJMU Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Respect society (RIDE).


2020, University of Dundee, Scotland, MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification - Distinction
2019, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Ba(Hons) Archaeology & Anthropology (Year Abroad)
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD Researcher

Academic appointments

Teaching Assistant & Demonstrator, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Research Assistant, Archaeology, University of Southampton, 2019 - present

Conference organisation:

The 19th Biennial meeting of the International Association for Carniofacial identification. ‘Knowledge Transfer; presentation, ethics, bias and expectation’, Host and organiser, http://www.craniofacial-id.org/next-meeting.html. 2022

Media Coverage:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0013fc4/digging-for-britain-series-9-episode-6, BBC Digging For Britain. 2022

https://www.quebecscience.qc.ca/magazines/, Quebec Science Magazine - Le Cabinet Des Curiosites: Regarder Nos Ancentres Dans Les Yeux. 2021

https://theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2021/03/700-year-old-edinburgh-residents-brought-back-to-life/, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-56523810, http://dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9403155/Scientists-reconstruct-faces-two-people-Edinburgh-lived-700-years-ago.html, A series of digitised skulls and reconstructed the faces of archaeological remains uncovered during the excavations of the medieval graveyard in Leith, dating back to the 14th & 17th Century, as part of the Edinburgh Tram Project.. 2021

Conference presentation:

Underrepresented Archaeological Faces From The Danube Delta, The International Association for Craniofacial Identification - Race and Face: bias in forensic and archaeological investigation, (Online Symposium), Poster presentation. 2021


Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification Open Prize, University of Dundee. 2020

6th Annual Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship Scheme, Liverpool John Moores University. 2020

Best Archaeology Dissertation Award, University of Southampton. 2019

Other Professional Activity:

Bits & Bones Exhibition. 2020