Dr Julie Roberts

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Other

Roberts J. 2023. Recovery and identification of burnt remains in a military theatre of operations the warrior six :383-405 DOI Publisher Url

Márquez-Grant N, Roberts J. 2012. Introduction Forensic Ecology Handbook: From Crime Scene to Court, :1-5 DOI Publisher Url

Litherland S, Márquez-Grant N, Roberts J. 2012. Forensic Archaeology :23-48 DOI Publisher Url

Cook G, Márquez-Grant N, Roberts J, Beckett S. 2012. Other Scientific Methods Related to Victim Identification :99-110 DOI Publisher Url

Journal article

Blau S, Roberts J, Cunha E, Delabarde T, Mundorff AZ, de Boer HH. 2023. Re-examining so-called ‘secondary identifiers’ in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI): Why and how are they used? Forensic Science International, 345 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Errickson D, Carew RM, Collings AJ, Biggs MJP, Haig P, O’Hora H, Marsh N, Roberts J. 2022. A survey of case studies on the use of forensic three-dimensional printing in England and Wales International Journal of Legal Medicine, 136 :1605-1619 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Márquez-Grant N, Roberts J. 2021. Redefining forensic anthropology in the 21st century and its role in mass fatality investigations European Journal of Anatomy, 25 :19-34 Publisher Url Public Url

Roberts J, Baldry A. 2021. Disposal of a Homicide Victim by Dismemberment and Burning: The Contribution of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology in Reconstructing the Crime Archaeological and Environmental Forensic Science, 2 :39-48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

de Boer HH, Roberts J, Delabarde T, Mundorff AZ, Blau S. 2020. Disaster victim identification operations with fragmented burnt or commingled remains: experienced based recommendations Forensic Sciences Research, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Márquez-Grant N, Roberts J. 2012. Forensic Ecology Handbook: From Crime Scene to Court Forensic Ecology Handbook: From Crime Scene to Court, DOI Publisher Url

Lightfoot CS, Arbel Y, Böhlendorf-Arslan B, Roberts JA, Witte-Orr J, Bohlendorf-Arslan B. 2004. The Amorium Project: Excavation and Research in 2001 Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 58 :355-355 DOI Publisher Url

Brown G, Roberts JA. 2000. Excavations in the Medieval Cemetery of the City Churches, Nethergate, Dundee Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 6 :70-86

Johnstone L, Roberts JA. Human Remains from the Gardens of Colonsay House Scottish Archaeological Journal, 23 :67-73 DOI Publisher Url

Marquez-Grant N, Roberts J. Redefining forensic anthropology and its role in mass fatality investigations (forensic anthropology and DVI in the 21st century) European Journal of Anatomy,

Blau S, Roberts J, Cunha E, Delabarde T, Mundorff AZ, de Boer HH. Re-Examining So-Called ‘Secondary Identifiers’ in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI): Why and How are They Used? SSRN Electronic Journal, DOI Publisher Url

MacGregor G, Miller J, Roberts J, Donnelly M, Tompsett G, Evans C. Excavation of an urned cremation burial of the Bronze Age, Glennan, Argyll and Bute Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports, 8 DOI Publisher Url

Atkinson JA, Photos-Jones E, Roberts J, Rutherford A, Smith C. Excavation of 10th-century burials at Chapelhall, Innellan, Argyll, 1994 Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 130 :651-676 DOI Publisher Url

Sharman P, Clarke A, MacSween A, Roberts J, Alldritt D, Photos-Jones E. Excavation of a Bronze Age funerary site at Loth Road, Sanday, Orkney Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports, 25 DOI Publisher Url

James HF, Lorimer DH, Roberts J. Excavations of a medieval cemetery at Skaill House, and a cist in the Bay of Skaill, Sandwick, Orkney Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 129 :753-777 DOI Publisher Url

Moloney C, Hastie M, Holden T, Roberts J, Franklin J, Henderson D. New evidence for the origins and evolution of Dunbar: excavations at the Captain's Cabin, Castle Park, Dunbar, East Lothian Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 131 :283-317 DOI Publisher Url

MacGregor G, Roberts J, Cox A, Donnelly M, Evans C, Arthur J. Excavation of an Iron Age burial mound, Loch Borralie, Durness, Sutherland Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports, 9 DOI Publisher Url

Lelong O, Pollard T, Roberts JA, Shepherd IAG. Excavation of a Bronze Age ring cairn at Cloburn Quarry, Cairngryffe Hill, Lanarkshire Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 128 :105-142 DOI Publisher Url

Chapters

Márquez-Grant N, Webster H, Dussault M-C, Harris M, Roberts J, Errickson D, Medina CS. 2021. Identifying blast trauma in the human skeleton: Crimes in the Past: Archaeological and Anthropological Evidence :206-243 Archaeopress Publishing Ltd DOI Publisher Url

Marquez-Grant N, Webster H, Dussault M-C, Harris M, Roberts J, Errickson D, Medina CS. 2021. Identifying Blast Trauma in the Human Skeleton Applications for Forensic Anthropology Shvedchikova T, Moghaddam N, Barone PM. Crimes in the Past: Archaeological and Anthropological Evidence Archaeopress Publishing Ltd 9781789697780

Smith C, Roberts JA. 2016. The Animal Remains from Stonehall and Crossiecrown The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney :485-494 Oxbow Books DOI Publisher Url

Roberts J. 2012. Forensic Anthropology Roberts J, Marquez-Grant N. Forensic Ecology Handbook: From Crime Scene to Court :49-69 Wiley-Blacwell DOI Publisher Url

Roberts J, Marquez-Grant N, Litherland S. 2012. European Perspectives and the Role of the Forensic Archaeologist Dirkmaat DC. A Companion to Forensic Anthropology :598-626 Wiley-Blackwell DOI Publisher Url

Internet publication

Roberts JA, Roberts J. 2016. Report by Dr Julie Roberts, Forensic Anthropologist. In, the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, Report of the National Cremation Investigation Author Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Roberts J. 2011. An Anthropological Study of War Crimes against Children in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s Huggett J, Black S.

Books (edited)

Human Remains in Irish Archaeology: Legal, Scientific, Planning and Ethical Implications O'Sullivan J, Hallissey M, Roberts J. The Heritage Council

Conference presentation:

Anthropology and DVI, HM Coroners' DVI Event, Oxford Spires Hotel (invited speaker), Oral presentation. 2024

A Breath of Fresh Air: Collaborative Approaches between Forensic Odontology and Anthropology, British Association for Forensic Odontology Autumn Conference (invited speaker), Bristol, Oral presentation. 2023

Bridging the Gap between Academia and Practice, Future of Forensic Science Conference, Canterbury Christchurch University (invited speaker), Oral presentation. 2023

Operation Logan: DVI Investigations and Mortuary Examinations, 32nd Interpol DVI Conference, Singapore, Oral presentation. 2023

Disaster Victim Identification and Forensic Anthropology, Royal Society of Medicine: Disaster Victim Identification, Royal Society of Medicine, London (invited speaker), Oral presentation. 2023

Mental Health in Forensic Anthropology, British Association for Forensic Anthropology Winter Conference and AGM, Online, Oral presentation. 2022

Factors affecting DNA success rates in disrupted and commingled remains, 31st Interpol Disaster Victim Identification Conference, Interpol General Secretariat Lyon, Oral presentation. 2022

The identification of unknown persons: A multidisciplinary approach, Second International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults, Belgium, Oral presentation. 2015

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU QR PSF, Factors Affecting DNA Success Rates in Disrupted and Commingled Human Remains, Rita Faria, Alecto Forensic Services; Rob Howard, Cellmark Forensic Services; Alex Wilshaw, Liverpool John Moores University, Grant value (£): £9,850.00, Duration of research project: 2 years. 2024

Conference organisation:

British Association for Forensic Anthropology AGM and Winter Conference, Chair of British Association for Forensic Anthropology; convener and co-organiser. 2023

UK DVI Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology, Coordinator and presenter. 2023

British Association for Forensic Anthropology AGM and Winter Conference, Chair; convener and co-organiser. 2022

BAHID Workshop on Burnt and Fragmented Remains, Summer Conference, Organiser and presenter. 2019

BAFA Conference and Workshop, Chair. 2018

BAFA conference and Workshop: Ancestry, Chair. 2017

Symposium on Identification of the remains of Missing Persons at the 2nd International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults, Brussels, Symposium organiser and presenter. 2015

External collaboration:

https://www.cellmarkforensics.co.uk/, Cellmark Forensic Services, DNA Scientist Rob Howard. 2023

Industrial connections:

Cellmark Forensic Services, Factors affecting DNA success rates in mass fatality incidents, https://www.cellmarkforensics.co.uk/. 2023

Alecto Forensic Services, Scientific Advisor, http://www.alectoforensics.com/. 2021

Membership of professional bodies:

Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology, Chartered Institute for Archaeology. 2023

UK Representative, Forensic Anthropology, Interpol DVI Pathology and Anthropology Sub-Working Group. 2018

Chair, British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA). 2017

Committee Member, Royal Anthropological Institute Forensic Anthropology Committee. 2017

Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI). 2014

UK DVI Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology National Coordinator, UK DVI. 2012

Member, British Association for Human Identification. 2004

Award:

Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeology, Chartered Institute for Archaeology. 2023

Certificate of Recognition, Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum. 2022

Chief Constable's Certificate of Commendation, Dyfed-Powys Police. 2019

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, PhD, The Identification of Cut Marks Inflicted on Bone by Machetes and Katanas and the Survivability of those Marks when Subjected to Fires. 2019

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, https://www.therai.org.uk/. 2014

Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute.

Other Professional Activity:

Areas of Specialisation • Human skeletal biology • Anthropological methods of human identification • Interpretation of trauma and thermal damage to bone • Complex forensic anthropology and archaeology casework • Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) • Professional Standards in Forensic Anthropology • Expert Witness Practising forensic anthropologist and archaeologist with professional certification at the most senior level (RAI Cert FA-I). Over 20 years of experience in the location, recovery and identification of human remains from scenes of crime, war zones and mass fatality incidents, specialising in the recovery, examination and interpretation of burnt and highly fragmented remains. Expertise includes assistance with devising search strategies for human remains; examination of the deceased using anthropological techniques to determine identity; disaster victim identification; advising on and collecting post-mortem DNA samples; setting-up and managing workflow through temporary and permanent mortuaries; the production of expert witness statements and specialist reports. Involved in developing professional standards in forensic anthropology in collaboration with the RAI and BAFA. Author of numerous field, mortuary and laboratory Standard Operating Procedures relating to identification of the deceased from individual and mass fatality incidents, and contributor to a number of mass fatality resilience plans..

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