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A physical anthropologist / archaeologist provides information and insights into research, forensic archaeology and forensic anthropology, and human remains through interviews with experts and seasoned professionals.
Aug 31, 2023
Scattered Episode 22: Evidence in Canadian Courts & the OCME Practicum – Interview with Dr. Janne Holmgren
A couple episodes ago, I talked to Alisa Hardy and Taylor Dube-Mather about their experiences doing a practicum at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Alberta. In this episode, I talked to their supervisor at the time of this practicum, Dr. Janne Holmgren. Janne has been a professor at Mount Royal UniversityContinue reading "Scattered Episode 22: Evidence in Canadian Courts & the OCME Practicum – Interview with Dr. Janne Holmgren"
Jul 6, 2023
Scattered Episode 21: Archaeology as a Sustainable Career – Interview with Margarita de Guzman
I talked to Marg because I wanted to find out more about the new group she started, The Fair Field Foundation. My time in consulting archaeology was short-lived and I wanted to find out how Marg was trying to make it a better place. In this episode we talk about: You can find out moreContinue reading "Scattered Episode 21: Archaeology as a Sustainable Career – Interview with Margarita de Guzman"
1 hr 1 min
Jun 22, 2023
Scattered Episode 20: Practicum at the Medical Examiner – Interview with Alisa Hardy and Taylor Dube-Mather
I talked to Alisa Hardy and Taylor Dube-Mather about their experiences doing a practicum at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Alberta. Alisa is currently doing the practicum and Taylor completed the practicum in 2019. I did a very casual version of a practicum at the OCME in Edmonton during my graduateContinue reading "Scattered Episode 20: Practicum at the Medical Examiner – Interview with Alisa Hardy and Taylor Dube-Mather"
1 hr 4 min
May 16, 2023
Scattered Episode 19: Cognitive Bias and Forensic Anthropology – Interview with Dr. Sherry Nakhaeizadeh
Dr. Sherry Nakhaeizadeh is a Lecturer in Crime and Forensic Science at University College London Centre for the Forensic Sciences. “Sherry’s background and research interest lies within forensic science interpretations specifically looking at cognitive and human factors. She is currently interested in the application of technological advancement and AI approaches in method development in forensicContinue reading "Scattered Episode 19: Cognitive Bias and Forensic Anthropology – Interview with Dr. Sherry Nakhaeizadeh"
Mar 24, 2023
Scattered Episode 18: Predictive Modelling with DNA – Interview with Dr. Ellen Greytak
Dr. Ellen McRae Greytak is Director of Bioinformatics at Parabon NanoLabs, Inc.“Parabon NanoLabs, Inc. (Parabon) is a vertically integrated DNA technology company that develops next-generation therapeutic and forensic products by leveraging the enormous power of DNA.” (from https://parabon-nanolabs.com/about.html) Parabon came to my attention when I read a newspaper article about how Calgary Police detectives used Parabon’sContinue reading "Scattered Episode 18: Predictive Modelling with DNA – Interview with Dr. Ellen Greytak"
Mar 10, 2023
Scattered Episode 17: Collaboration and Respecting the Dead – Interview with Andrew Bernie
Andrew Bernie is the Manager of Unrecovered War Casualties, Directorate of Sensitive and Strategic Issues Management – Army in Canberra, Australia. I talked to his Canadian colleague, Dr. Sarah Lockyer, in Episode 15. Over World Wars I and II, and the Korean Conflict, approximately 25, 000 Australian soldiers have no known grave. In this episodeContinue reading "Scattered Episode 17: Collaboration and Respecting the Dead – Interview with Andrew Bernie"
Dec 1, 2022
Scattered Episode 16: The Scavenging Project – Interview with Dr. Shari Forbes
Dr. Shari Forbes is a Canada 150 Research Chair in Forensic Thanatology at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). She has the only human decomposition facility in Canada, REST[ES], the site for Recherche en Sciences Thanatologiques [Expérimentales et Sociales]. I have been collaborating with Shari on the Alberta component of a cross-Canada research study ofContinue reading "Scattered Episode 16: The Scavenging Project – Interview with Dr. Shari Forbes"
Oct 10, 2022
Scattered Episode 15: The Canadian Casualty Identification Program – Interview with Dr. Sarah Lockyer
Dr. Sarah Lockyer is a Biological Anthropologist and is the Casualty Identification Coordinator for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. She works with people around the world to identify Canadian service members who have fallen in battle during WWI, WWII and the Korean Conflict, and provide them with a dignified burial.Continue reading "Scattered Episode 15: The Canadian Casualty Identification Program – Interview with Dr. Sarah Lockyer"
Sep 16, 2022
Scattered Episode 14: A Service to the Dead – Interview with Lara Indra & Dr. David Errickson
Dr. David Errickson is a Forensic Archaeologist with Cranfield University and is part of the team comprising Cranfield Recovery and Identification of the Conflict Casualties (CRICC). While he has worked with forensic cases in the UK, he also works internationally on historical cases, primarily with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Lara Indra is aContinue reading "Scattered Episode 14: A Service to the Dead – Interview with Lara Indra & Dr. David Errickson"
Aug 27, 2022
Scattered Episode 13: Putting Humanity into Archaeology – Interview with Sarah Woodman
Sarah Woodman (formerly Huq) is the Cultural Places Officer at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She was a consulting archaeologist for over 10 years and this is how she and I met. In this episode we talk about: Note: Sarah noted after we recorded the episode that Leslie McCartney’s MAContinue reading "Scattered Episode 13: Putting Humanity into Archaeology – Interview with Sarah Woodman"