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 (CECAS) as a forensic artist, she currently holds PhD Researcher position at Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University, where her main research interests include how the textural difference presented in facial depictions affect recognition in forensic scenarios, face perception and facial depiction of archaeological remains.

Elysia has held a Research Assistant position at the University of Southampton since 2019, analysing impact data for the Humanities European Research Area (HERA).
Additionally, held a short-term LJMU Law and Business School (LBS) Doctoral Management Research Assistant role in 2022. In 2023, Elysia worked as Research Assistant on two projects for LJMU's School of Justice Policing Department.

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 and Demonstrator across multiple faculties at LJMU.

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

In 2022, Elysia became a Trustee for LJMU's student union (JMSU).


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
Research Assistant, Archaeology, University of Southampton, 2019 - present

Postgraduate training

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


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

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


THE Award. Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Times Higher Education, https://the-awards.co.uk/2023/en/page/archive-2023. 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 organisation:

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

Conference presentation:

Recognising Faces: Advancing Texture and Display in Forensic Facial Depiction, LJMU PGR Festival, Martime Museum Liverpool, 3 Minute Thesis Finalist & 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

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

Other Professional Activity:

Bits & Bones Exhibition. 2020