Samantha Goodchild

Samantha Goodchild

Lecturer in Medical Sciences - Anatomy

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA316

+44 (0) 1772 89 6330

Samantha joined the School of Medicine in 2018 as a Lecturer in Medical Sciences (Anatomy).Her research interests include bone development, biomechanics and forensic anthropology.


  • Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI)
  • Member of the Anatomical Society
  • Member of the British Association of Human Identification (BAHID)

Full Profile

Samantha graduated from the University of Dundee with a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Anthropology in 2014. In September 2014, she began her PhD in Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee.

Samantha’s PhD research focuses on the use of biological imaging techniques (radiography and micro CT) to understand the development of the internal trabecular architecture within the lumbar vertebrae. Focusing on juvenile remains, she aims to examine the impact of biomechanical milestones including weight-bearing during sitting and walking, on bone development.

Samantha is also an accredited Forensic Anthropologist with the Royal Anthropological Institute (FAIII).

Samantha’s role includes the production and delivery of Anatomy lectures and practical sessions to 1st and 2nd year MBBS students.


BSc (Hons) Forensic Anthropology, University of Dundee, 2014

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Anatomy: MBBS, BSc Medical Sciences.