School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Maudland Building, MB129
+44 (0) 1772 89 3755
Subject Areas: Forensic Science, Biological Sciences
Rachel’s primary role is teaching human skeletal anatomy to both undergraduates and postgraduates. She is also involved in helping students develop their academic and employability skills through academic support and structured work experience programmes. Her current research interests lie in anthropometry and its use in identification of human remains.
Rachel is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Rachel came to Forensic Anthropology by the roundabout route of almost 10 years research in Cereal Genetics. She draws on her wide experiences as often as possible when lecturing, and has been accused of being 'interesting, enthusiastic and animated' by her students. She is keen to continually improve her understanding of how students learn, and is using this knowledge to develop programmes that will help students in their studies, collectively and individually. In addition, she plays a role in staff development, mentoring staff in their acquisition of professional educational accreditations.
MSc (Dist.) Forensic and Biological Anthropology, Bournemouth University, 2004.
BSc 2(i) Molecular and Cell Biology, University of London, 1994
Adlam, R, Simmons, T. September 2007. The effect of repeated physical disturbance on soft tissue decomposition – are taphonomic studies an accurate reflection of decomposition? Journal of Forensic Sciences 52(5):1007-1014
Simmons, T, Adlam, RE, Moffatt, C. Debugging decomposition data – comparative taphonomic studies and the influence of insects and carcass size on decomposition rate. Journal of Forensic Sciences
Module tutor, FZ1054 Anthropology for Forensic Scientists
Module tutor, FZ3017 Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate anthropology modules
Curation of skeletal collections for School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy