Professor Dame Sue Black
Forensic Anthropologist, Anatomist & Academic
Professor Dame Sue Black is Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre at the University of Dundee. She is a forensic anthropologist and an anatomist, founder and past President of the British Association for Human Identification, and advisor to the Home
Office and Interpol on issues pertaining to forensic anthropology in disaster victim identification (DVI). She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), a Fellow of the Society of Biology and a certified forensic anthropologist.
She was awarded a Damehood in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list and an OBE in 2001 for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo. She has also been awarded the Lucy Mair medal for humanitarian services and a police commendation for DVI training in 2008, Honorary Professor of Anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy in 2014 and the Fletcher of Saltoun award for her contribution to Scottish culture also in 2014.
She was awarded both the Brian Cox and the Stephen Fry awards for public engagement with research and in 2013 her Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Her research was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education research project of the year.