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Elysia Greenway

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Elysia is a PhD Researcher at Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, where she focuses on how textural differences in facial depictions affect recognition in forensic scenarios, face perception, and the facial depiction of archaeological remains. She is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) with Cert FA-iii accreditation and a member of the British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA). In 2023, she received her PCIfA from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and is currently an International Response Team Member for Blake Emergency Services.

Graduating with First Class Honours in Archaeology & Anthropology from the University of Southampton (Year Abroad at University of Western Ontario, Canada), Elysia then earned a Distinction in MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification from the University of Dundee.
After interning as a forensic artist for The City of Edinburgh Council Archaeology Service (CECAS) she began her PhD research between Face Lab at LJMU and the University of Central Lancashire, under supervision from Prof. Caroline Wilkinson, Prof. Charlie Frowd and Dr Sarah Shrimpton.

Elysia held a research position at the University of Southampton between 2019-2023, analysing impact data for the Humanities European Research Area (HERA) and has worked as a Research Assistant on multiple short-term projects, including; 'Doctoral Management Research Assistant' role at LJMU Law and Business School (LBS) in 2022, two projects for LJMU's School of Justice Policing Department in 2023 and Funding/Impact Research for JMSU Start-up Hub in 2024.

In 2021, she was awarded an AFHEA qualification, which she uses in her role as a Teaching Support Officer and Demonstrator across multiple faculties at LJMU, delivering lectures, practical and supervising excavation. Additionally, Elysia has contributed to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) project "Women at the Edge of Empire," depicting archaeological faces.

Outside of Elysia's core work, she is involved in a PGR-led EDI collaboration with the Doctoral Academy and EDI HR Team, developing resources and workshops. Elysia is a co-founder and was Vice-President of the LJMU RIDE (Respect, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) Society and became a Student Trustee for LJMU's student union (JMSU) in 2022.


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

LBS Doctoral Management Research Assistant, Law and Buisness School (LBS), Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - 2023
Research Assistant, Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing, LJMU, 2023 - 2023
Teaching Assistant & Demonstrator, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Anatomy Demonstrator, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), University of Dundee, 2020 - 2021
Researcher, Archaeology, University of Southampton, 2019 - 2023

Postgraduate training

Associate Fellowship (AFHEA), United Kingdom, Advance HE, ? - present


Liu C, Greenway E, Dickinson T, Castaneyra-Ruiz M, Shrimpton S, Wilkinson C. 2024. 3D Facial depiction (physical 3D printed replica) of a Roman individual for the Beacon Museum, Whitehaven UK

Liu C, Castaneyra-Ruiz M, Greenway E, Wilkinson C. 2023. 3D Replica of a skull from Dalton Parlours, on display at Leeds City Museum


Greenway E, Liu C, Wilkinson C. 2024. 2D Facial depiction of K121 from Tamil Nadu India 500-2000BC

Liu C, Wilkinson C, Greenway E, Roughley M. 2022. Digital facial depiction of a young male from the Anglo Saxon Period known as 'Beornwine' on display at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Publisher Url

Liu C, Wilkinson C, Greenway E. Facial depiction of K-ZC1-3 from Tamil Nadu India 500-2000BC

Journal article

Wilkinson C, Liu CYJ, Shrimpton S, Greenway E. 2024. Craniofacial identification standards: a review of reliability, reproducibility, and implementation Forensic Science International, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sofaer J, Whyton T, Tsoraki C, Greenway E. HERA knowledge exchange & impact University of Southampton ePrints Soton, Author Url

Sofaer J, Whyton T, Tsoraki C, Greenway E. Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Leverage 2010-2022 ePrints Soton, Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Membership of professional bodies:

PCIfA, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.. 2024

Fellow(Cert FA-ii), Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI). 2024

Member, British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA). 2023

Other Professional Activity:

Completed Cadaver Search Dog Handling - 'Short Course With UK K9' Wrexham University, UK. 2024

Bits & Bones Exhibition. 2020


Writing-up Grant (PhD Thesis), LJMU Vice-Chancellor. 2024

THE Award. Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Times Higher Education, 2023

Liverpool John Moores University's Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence- Impact Story (2022) - Presented to Professor Caroline Wilkinson and the Face Lab team., Liverpool John Moores University. 2022

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

Conference presentation:

Questioning the texture and display protocols used in forensic facial depiction, British Association for Forensic Anthropology AGM and winter conference 2023, Wrexham University, UK, Oral Presentation. 2023

Forensic faces and face perception: maximizing the potential for recognition of unidentified human remains., Annual Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai din Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Oral Presentation. 2023

Forensic Facial Depictions: How can texture and display choices impact recognition of unidentified’, British Society of Criminology Conference 2023, UCLan, Preston, UK, Oral Presentation. 2023

Along for the RIDE (Respect, Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity), Students at the Heart, LJMU, Liverpool, UK, Oral Presentation. 2023

Recognising Faces: Advancing Texture and Display in Forensic Facial Depiction, 19th International Association for Craniofacial Identification Meeting, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral Presentation & Poster. 2022

Embracing Change: Nurturing Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect​ Within The Postgraduate Community, Student at the Heart Conference, LJMU, Liverpool, UK, Oral Presentation. 2022

(3 Minute Thesis Finalist) Recognising Faces: Advancing Texture and Display in Forensic Facial Depiction, LJMU PGR Festival, Martime Museum Liverpool, Oral Presentation & Poster. 2022

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

Public engagement:

Public talk or lecture, Flintshire Historical Society, Invited Speaker, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mold, UK, Facial Depiction from Human Remains: Uses within Forensic Identification & Archaeological Investigation. 2023

Public talk or lecture, Archaeology Group FU3A, Invited Speaker, Wales, UK, Face Lab: Archaeological & Forensic Facial Depiction. 2023

Conference organisation:

The 19th Biennial meeting of the International Association for Craniofacial identification. ‘Knowledge Transfer; presentation, ethics, bias and expectation’, Host and organiser, 2022

Media Coverage:

BBC Digging For Britain 2022

Quebec Science Magazine - Le Cabinet Des Curiosites: Regarder Nos Ancentres Dans Les Yeux 2021

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