About the Author
Dr. Thompson is Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology at Teesside University in Middlesbrough, UK. Before coming there 8 years ago, he worked in the Department of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield, and the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. His research looks at how the body changes in the forensic context, while also attempting to make better methods for studying human remains. In this area, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and his third book is due out now. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and the Royal Anthropological Institute, is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science & Justice, has a spin-out company making digital tools for teaching and is a National Teaching Fellow. He is a practicing forensic anthropologist who has worked at home and abroad. Currently completing his PhD in the application of surface scanning in the forensic anthropological context, throughout this period David has published several articles and presented at international conferences in conjunction with 3D imaging. In addition, he has produced the only current guideline for three-dimensional surface scanning with regards to human remains.