Martina Pizzolato

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Martina Pizzolato graduated in BSc Biological Sciences from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy in 2018 and holds a First Class MSc in Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology from Bournemouth University with a dissertation on the use of 3D bone imaging to better detect pathological changes on bones. During her undergraduate course she has interning in the LABANOF (Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology), Milan (Italy) under Professor Cristina Cattaneo and she had helped in the international project on the identification of missing migrants, along with learning osteological techniques on the LABANOF osteological collection.

She currently holds a PhD position at Face Lab, School of Art and Design (LJMU) in conjunction with the University of Milan. Martina's main interests include craniofacial identification in migrants Disaster victim identification (mDVI) and anthropological and craniofacial identification techniques in humanitarian disasters.

Martina is also a member of Kenyon International Emergency Service as a forensic anthropologist since 2019.




2020, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, MSc Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
2018, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy, BSc Biological Sciences


2017, LABANOF, Italy, International Summer School

Academic appointments

Teaching Assistant & Demonstrator, School of Environmental Sciences, Liverpool John Moore University, 2021 - present

Postgraduate training

Forensic Anthropology, Italy, University of Milan, 2017 - 2018


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

Conference organisation:

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