Allison Card

Allison Stewart

Associate Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB130

+44 (0) 1772 89 4333

Subject Areas: Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

Allison currently delivers teaching on all three years of the undergraduate BSc. (Hons) Forensic Science and Anthropology and the first two years of the BSc. (Hons) Archaeology programs. She also contributes to foundation entry programs and assists with the MSc. Forensic Anthropology program. Her areas of research interest include early-medieval skeletal assemblages and forensic taphonomy. .

Full Profile

Allison earned both her Bachelor of Health Science (2010) and Bachelor of Arts with Honours (2011) Anthropology from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Following this, she moved to Preston, England and completed her MSc. Forensic Anthropology degree from the University of Central Lancashire (2012) and since has become an active member of both the Forensic Science and Archaeology teaching teams.

In 2013 Allison achieved accreditation status as a Forensic Anthropologist in the UK, FA Cert-III and has assisted local constabularies with casework.

Her current research is focused on the establishment of biological similarity between individuals within early medieval skeletal assemblages by examination of their dentition. She also maintains an interest in forensic taphonomy; the decomposition process of human remains and factors that may affect it.


Forthcoming July 2015/16: Card, A, Cross, P, Moffatt, C and Simmons, T (In press) The Effect of Clothing on the Rate of Decomposition and Diptera Colonization on Sus scrofa Carcasses. Journal of Forensic Sciences (accepted 26.2.2014)


Teaching Activities

Key contributor to:

  • FZC004 Key Themes in Archaeology
  • FZ1204 Study Skills and IT for Archaeologists (Module Tutor)
  • FZ1054 Introduction to Osteology and Anthropology
  • FZ2051 Forensic Anthropology
  • FZ3051 Forensic Taphonomy
  • FZ3501 Forensic Science Dissertation (Supervisor)

Assists with:

  • Archaeological Fieldwork I/II

Currently teaches FZ1204 - Study Skills & IT for Archaeologists and contributes to FZ2202 - Archaeological Research and Study and is a lab demonstrator for Forensic Anthropology FZ1054 and FZ2051.


  • Royal Anthropological Institute – Member
  • British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology – Member
  • The Higher Education Academy - Fellow
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • British Association for Human Identification


Clothed vs Unclothed decomposition, decomposition in acid


  • Student Research Presentation - Second Place at BAHID Conference, December 2012