I'm a qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Mortuary Technician or ‘Mortician’) holding both the Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology, and currently researching our relationships with human remains for a Masters. Also curator of Barts Pathology Museum and author of 'Past Mortems' and 'Murder Isn't Easy. Professionally I'm passionate about the history of forensic science, Agatha Christie and vintage murders.
Through the course of my eight year career in the post-mortem room I carried out autopsies on Coronial, hospital and forensic cases, including paediatric and adult. This work also involved CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) and other high risk cases such as SARS, Swine Flu and CJD. In my spare time I studied Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology which led me to excavate plague graves in Venice and WWI graves in Belgium, as well as medieval burials in Chester. I've dealt with the dead in all their forms.