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Mission Statement

  • Professionally I’m passionate about open, objective discussion, not hindered by culturally specific ideas of dignity, around the display and use of medical collections and access to our dead.

  • Academically I explore the display of particularly contentious human remains, with regard to - for example - crimes and the display of criminals or criminal artefacts. I focus on the history of forensic science and pioneers like Locard, Lombroso and Bertillon

  • I'm interested in research which identifies the positive affects of dealing with our own dead and death (worldwide), and also how the sanitised death we are now experiencing has a detrimental effect on society.

  • In short, if we improve our relationships with human remains, could that improve our society?