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Dr Jessica Liu

Biography

Jessica joined Face Lab in 2015 as a PhD student, she finished her studies in 2018 and started as the project manager of Face Lab in 2019. Her PhD project was focused on Facial identification from online images for use in the prevention of child trafficking and exploitation. It was an interdisciplinary project between the Department of Computer Science and Face Lab.
She holds a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Anthropology and a MSc in Forensic Facial Identification both from the award-winning Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at the University of Dundee (2009-2014).

She is a certified Forensic Anthropologists level III, fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute; a member of the British Association of Human Identification (BAHId); and a member of the Hong Kong Forensic Science Society. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education Continuing Professional Development.

She has presented in the field of facial anthropology at various symposia, both nationally and internationally. As a researcher within Face Lab, she continues to be involved in facial depictions from skeletal remains for both archaeological and forensic identification purposes.

Languages

English
Chinese (Cantonese)
Chinese (Mandarin)

Degrees

2014, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, MSc, Forensic Facial Identification
2013, University of Dundee, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons), Forensic Anthropology

Postgraduate training

Forensic Art and Anthropology Internship Program, Turkey, Police Academy, 2014 - 2014

Publications

Highlighted publications

Liu C, Burton I, Shrimpton S, Wilkinson C. 2018. Facial depictions of WW1 German soldier excavated from a battlefield near the French Village of Bullecourt. Featured on Digging for Britain: 'East', Series 7 Episode 3 Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu CYJ, Roughley MA. 2017. Facial depiction of a 19th century individual (POW) with a craniotomy Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu C, Smith K, Roughley MA. 2017. Illustrations for the article "Three individuals, three stories, three burials from medieval Trondheim, Norway" Author Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu, C , Roughley MA. 2017. Facial Depiction of a Tudor Dubliner Author Url Publisher Url

wilkinson CM, smith K, liu C, Roughley MA. 2016. Facial depictions of 3 medieval Norwegians for the exhibition "Hvor kommer du fra?/From where do you hail?" at Bryggens Museum, Bergen, Norway 01 Oct 2016 - 13 Aug 2017 Author Url Publisher Url

Liu CYJ. Facial identification from online images for use in the prevention of child trafficking and exploitation Wilkinson C, Hanneghan M, Sudirman S. Public Url

Journal article

Bulut O, Liu C-YJ, Gurcan S, Hekimoglu B. 2019. Prediction of nasal morphology in facial reconstruction: Validation and recalibration of the Rynn method Legal Medicine, 40 :26-31 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bulut O, Liu C-YJ, Koca F, Wilkinson C. 2017. Comparison of three-dimensional facial morphology between upright and supine positions employing three-dimensional scanner from live subjects LEGAL MEDICINE, 27 :32-37 DOI Author Url Public Url

Deng Q, Zhou M, Wu Z, Shui W, Ji Y, Wang X, Liu CYJ, Huang Y, Jiang H. A regional method for craniofacial reconstruction based on coordinate adjustments and a new fusion strategy Forensic Science International, DOI Author Url

Design

Wilkinson C, Shrimpton S, Liu C, Roughley M. 2018. Facial depiction of an Iron Age male in his 60's featured on Digging for Britain, Season 7 Episode 4 'Iron Age Revealed' Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Liu C, Roughley M. 2018. Facial depiction of a Neolithic individual excavated from a site in Switzerland on display at Museum Burghalde in Lenzburg Author Url

Liu C, Burton I, Shrimpton S, Wilkinson C. 2018. Facial depictions of WW1 German soldier excavated from a battlefield near the French Village of Bullecourt. Featured on Digging for Britain: 'East', Series 7 Episode 3 Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu CYJ, Roughley MA. 2017. Facial depiction of a 2nd Century older Roman female found as an isolated burial in Dunstable Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu CYJ, Hengelhaupt ID, Roughley MA. 2017. Facial depiction of Skeleton 22 - 17th Century Scottish soldier found buried at Durham Cathedral, for the exhibition 'Bodies of Evidence' at Palace Green Library, Durham Cathedral. Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu CYJ, Roughley MA. 2017. Facial depiction of a 19th century individual (POW) with a craniotomy Author Url Publisher Url

wilkinson CM, Roughley MA, liu C. 2017. Facial Depictions of Liffs Low man and Fin Cop 8 on display as part of the 'Wonders of the Peak' exhibition at Buxton Museum Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu C, Smith K, Roughley MA. 2017. Illustrations for the article "Three individuals, three stories, three burials from medieval Trondheim, Norway" Author Url

Wilkinson CM, Liu, C , Roughley MA. 2017. Facial Depiction of a Tudor Dubliner Author Url Publisher Url

wilkinson CM, smith K, liu C, Roughley MA. 2016. Facial depictions of 3 medieval Norwegians for the exhibition "Hvor kommer du fra?/From where do you hail?" at Bryggens Museum, Bergen, Norway 01 Oct 2016 - 13 Aug 2017 Author Url Publisher Url

wilkinson CM, Roughley MA, liu C. 2016. Facial depiction of Leasowe man on display at Liverpool Museum Publisher Url

Liu C, Roughley M, Shrimpton S, Wilkinson C. Facial depiction of two Mesolithic individuals from Norway on display at Bergen City Museum

Artefact

Roughley MA, Smith KA, Liu CYJ, Hengelhaupt ID, Wilkinson CM. 2018. Facial depiction (3D printed replica) of a 17th Century Scottish Soldier known as SK22 for the exhibition 'Bodies of Evidence' at Palace Green Library, Durham Cathedral 09 Jun 2018 - 07 Oct 2018 Author Url Publisher Url

Wilkinson CM, Shrimpton SL, SMITH K, LIU C, Roughley MA. 2017. Facial depiction of George Lister and Elizabeth Dibb (3D printed replicas) on display at Washburn Heritage Centre Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Shrimpton S, Roughley M, Smith K, Liu CY. Facial depiction of two Mesolithic individuals from Norway (3D printed replicas) on display at Bergen City Museum

Thesis/Dissertation

Liu CYJ. Facial identification from online images for use in the prevention of child trafficking and exploitation Wilkinson C, Hanneghan M, Sudirman S. Public Url

Exhibition

Liu C, Wilkinson C, Godfrey B, Maxwell-Stewart H. Convicts: Photographs of Australian and British Convicts

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Research Team of the Year (awarded to Face Lab, LJMU) - Educate North Awards 2019, Educate North, https://www.educatenorth.co.uk/2019-winners. 2019

‘Heritage Project Award’ for Exercise MAGWICH, Ministry of Defence Sanctuary Awards (2018), presented to Operation Nightingale (DIO) and Face Lab (LJMU), Ministry of Defence, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/757743/Sanctuary_magazine_2018_issue.pdf. 2018

‘Silver Otter Award’ for Exercise MAGWICH, Ministry of Defence Sanctuary Awards (2018), presented to Operation Nightingale (DIO) and Face Lab (LJMU), Ministry of Defence, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/757743/Sanctuary_magazine_2018_issue.pdf. 2018

Liverpool John Moores University's Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Award for Excellence in Social and Economic Engagement (2016) - Presented to Professor Caroline Wilkinson and the Face Lab team, Liverpool John Moores University. 2016

Conference organisation:

Inaugural Graduate School PGR Conference 2016. 2016

Media Coverage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-35892795, BBC coverage of the release of the updated facial depiction of Merseyside's oldest skeleton know as 'Leasowe Man' - Collaborative work with Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Jessica Liu, Mark Roughley.

Other Professional Activity:

Public Engagement Event: Walker Art Gallery, 11/04/19. Fab Lab Liverpool and MA Art in Science programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design present 'Leonardo's Pop-up Laboratory'. Visit our pop-up laboratory to explore some of the technologies and methods that Leonardo da Vinci may have used if he was alive today, including 3D printing and 3D scanning, and digital haptic or virtual reality sculpting. https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/events/2019/4/11/leonardos-pop-up-laboratory.