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Dr. Michael Wysocki

Academic lead for Forensic Science

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Buidling, MB060

+44 (0) 1772 89 4389

Dr Michael Wysocki is Academic lead for Forensic Science. He is module tutor for the Year 3 Forensic Taphonomy module and also contributes teaching to other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School.

Dr Wysocki is research active within the area of forensic science. He is a member of the Forensic Anthropology Research Group and TRACES.


Dr .Wysocki joined the then Centre for Forensic Science at UCLan as a lecturer in 2001, having worked as a Leverhulme Research Assistant under Professor Alasdair Whittle at Cardiff University. Dr Wysocki was responsible for designing and instigating forensic anthropology teaching across all three years at the Centre and also played an active role in the development and launch of archaeology provision at UCLan.

His specialism is the analysis of human skeletal material from all periods. He has undertaken and published research on British Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, and Anglo -Saxon human skeletal remains, and has appeared in the Channel 4 series .'Back from the Dead' , fronting documentaries on Roman Gladiators in York, Crusaders in Israel and Samurai Warriors in Japan.

Dr. Wysocki has also undertaken case work for Lancashire Constabulary and has been involved in homicide and human identification investigations.


  • BA (Hons) Archaeology: University College of Wales, Cardiff, 1986
  • PhD (by Published Work) University of Central Lancashire, 2010


M. Wysocki, 1998 The Mortuary Assemblages, in A. Whittle and M. Wysocki, Parc le Breos Cwm Transepted Long Cairn, Gower, West Glamorgan: date, contents, and context, 146-65. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 64, 139-82.

More publications

Research Activities

Cremated human remains from Round Barrow West Overton G.19, Wiltshire.

Neolithic inhumations at West Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire

Neolithic Burial Rites

Burials from Driffield Terrace, York (With York Archaeological Trust)

Research Projects

2012 NERC/ORAU Panel

AMS 14C dating of three

Round Barrows

2011 NERC/ORAU Panel

AMS 14C dating of Hindlow

Round Barrow


BA (Hons) Archaeology: University College of Wales, Cardiff, 1986.

PhD (by Published Work) University of Central Lancashire, 2010

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities


FZ1205 Bones, Bodies and Burials Lecturer

FZ2051 Forensic Anthropology Lecturer

FZ3051 Forensic Taphonomy Lecturer/Module Tutor


FZ4001 Research Methods Lecturer

FZ4305 Developmental Anatomy Lecturer

FZ4307 Forensic Taphonomy Lecturer


2001 R. Schulting and M. Wysocki, Neolithic Headbanging: evidence of antemortem and perimortem blunt force cranial trauma in the British Neolithic. BABAO Annual Conference, University of Durham

2006 Healey, F., Whittle, A, Bayliss, A. and Wysocki, M. Frame by Frame: bodies and times in the early Neolithic of southern Britain. Neolithic Studies Group Meeting, British Museum, London.

2007 M. Wysocki, The Times of Their Lives: Wayland’s Smithy and the long barrows dating project. Reading Museum and Art Gallery, Reading.

2009- M. Wysocki and A Davidson. Saved from the Sea: Excavations at Treaddur Bay Anglesey. EMWARG, 25th Anniversary Colloquium, University of Bangor, Wales.