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.
Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching:
Radiation Protection Supervisor (Forensics x-ray)
Academic Skills (A.Sk) Support: Scheme leader and developer
Staff development: HEA Fellowship mentor
Cunliffe, R. and Wysocki, M., 2015. Learning Partnership and Teaching Partnership: Work-Related Learning in Higher Education. In: Brewer, G. and Hogarth, R. (Eds). Creative Education, Teaching and Learning. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp307-318
Simmons, T., Cross, P., Adlam, R and Moffat, C., 2010. The influence of insects on decomposition rate in buried and surface remains. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55 (4): 889-892. ISSN 0022-1198
Simmons, T., Adlam, R., Moffatt, C., 2010. Debugging decomposition data: Comparative taphonomic studies and the influence of insects and carcass size on decomposition rate. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55(1): 8-13
Cross, P., Simmons, T., Cunliffe, R. and Chatfield, L., 2009. Establishing a Taphonomic Research Facility in the United Kingdom' Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 1(4): 187 - 191
The impact of Morton’s toe on stature estimation
MSc (Dist.) Forensic and Biological Anthropology, Bournemouth University, 2004.
BSc 2(i) Molecular and Cell Biology, University of London, 1994