Centre for Forensic Anthropology

About us

The Centre for Forensic Anthropology is committed to updating forensic identification standards, developing contemporary population-specific standards and ensuring that the techniques meet evidentiary requirements for legal submission.  This comprises formulation of new forensic and archaeological tools based on novel methods, resulting in increased accuracy of skeletal identification in contemporary and historic death scenarios.

Our aims

The Centre for Forensic Anthropology aims to provide excellence in research and education in several areas of interest, leading to professional service provision for the benefit of the global community.


  • Development of population-specific anthropological standards using modern state-of-the-art analytical equipment and methods of forensic science.
  • Integration of geometric morphometric analytical approaches for the identification of unknown human remains.
  • Archaeological and geophysical search and recovery of human remains.

Community engagement

We provision both outreach and incursions to a variety of external groups as well as providing work experience placements to secondary schools in Western Australia. In 2018 a total of eight work experience students were hosted from schools including Methodist Ladies’ College, Penhros College, Ellenbrook Secondary College, and St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.

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Assoc/Prof Daniel Franklin