Professor Dame Sue Black DBE, FRSE is one of the world's leading anatomists and forensic anthropologists and the director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009. In 1999 she headed the British Forensic Team’s exhumation of mass graves in Kosovo.
She founded the British Association of Human Identification in 2001, the same year in which she received an OBE for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo. She received the Lucy Mair Medal from the Royal Anthropological Institute in 2008.
Sue Black has often appeared in the media: she starred in BBC Two's History Cold Case, and featured in the documentary 'After the Wave: Ten years since the Boxing Day Tsunami' examining the forensic response in Thailand to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. She was picked as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the UK by BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and was also subject of The Life Scientific on the same station. In October 2015 Professor Black was the guest for BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. The rivetting story of her extraordinary work, Living with Death, will be published by Transworld in 2018