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Liverpool School of Art and Design

Dr Marta Pinheiro Flores


Marta graduated in Dentistry at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (Brazil) and specialises in Forensic Odontologist and Dental Prosthodontics. She gained her MSc in Oral Biology and a PhD in Forensic Odontology at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Her research focuses on the comparison of facial and ear structures through the analysis of 2D and 3D images for human identification purposes. She is currently developing research on deepfakes and 3D facial animation.

Marta has previously worked as an invited lecturer of the training course in Facial and Ear Image Comparisons at the National Institute of Criminalistics of the Brazilian Federal Police and she is an author and co-author of technical materials that support this organization in training forensic examiners.

She is a professional member of the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) and holds a Facial Identification training from Ideal Innovations, Inc. (USA).

Face Lab
Face Lab is part of the Institute of Art and Technology (IAT) at Liverpool School of Art and Design. Face Lab focuses on digital creative research. Face Lab explores faces and art-science applications, including craniofacial analysis, 3D/4D facial depiction and animation, and forensic art, using state of the art technology. As a member of the Face Lab research group, Mark’s 3D modelling, texturing and animation skills, alongside knowledge of CT data reconstruction practice, 3D scanning and 3D printing are used to aid in craniofacial reconstruction and for presentation of facial depictions to public audiences.