May 2024

  • This month we completed our 8th Masterclass for DPAA analysts in Chest Radiograph Comparison onsite at UQ.

April 2024

  • Jithya Joshy has been announced as the winner of the Michael F. Hickey Prize for the highest overall SBMS Honours research degree mark, awarded in Anatomy & Physiology subdisciplines for 2023 – congratulations Jithya!

February 2024

For additional information on nuances of these medical teaching skeletons see Stephan et al. 2019 Skeletal Evidence of Sharp–Force Disarticulation and Tissue Flensing in 54 Cases Exhibiting Approximately 4,200 Bone Strike Injuries.

January 2024

December 2023

  • Congratulations to Sean Healy on winning 2023’s SBMS Student Research Excellence Award at the recently held SBMS Awards Night!
  • HuCS-ID Lab students present 3 papers at this year’s Australasian Society of Human Biology (ASHB) Conference in Brisbane – well done Sean, Telena and Jithya.

  • Congratulations to Jithya Joshy on obtaining the runners-up prize for Best Student Presentation at ASHB, Brisbane, on her talk concerning medical teaching skeletons!

November 2023

October 2023

  • Congratulations Jithya on obtaining the second highest mark in the SBMS Honours cohort for your final report seminar! Talk title: “A craniometric dataset to help detect South Asian skulls and filter their intake into Anatomy Schools”

  • The latest 2023 composite (c) score based on Scopus data has just been released placing Carl’s work in the top 0.3% of all forensic scientists who hold: a) more than 5 paper publications; and b) a top ranked Science-Metrix category of Legal & Forensic Medicine. USA rank = 14th, worldwide rank = 77th when Legal & Forensic Medicine is either the first OR second Science-Metrix category. Reference: Ioannidis, John P.A. (2023), “October 2023 data-update for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators"”, Elsevier Data Repository, V6, doi: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.6

September 2023

  • PhD students in the Lab strike a record with 3 papers accepted in IJLM within one month!!! Way to go Sean and Telena!

July 2023

  • The HuCS-ID Lab hosted the 7th Masterclass Training in Chest Radiograph Comparison for DPAA analysts onsite at UQ (St Lucia and Herston Campuses).

April 2023

March 2023

  • HuCS-ID Lab begins new work establishing the first of two new hallmark head datasets comprised of medical images that will provide unrivalled research resources in craniofacial ID for the future.

This first dataset, the HuCS-ID CT & MRI Head Dataset (Decedents), comprises 5x 3D scans of 70 decedent heads (2x different CT protocols and 3x different 3T MR protocols all at the super-resolution of 0.5-0.65mm slice thickness!).

The second dataset, HuCS-ID MR Head Dataset (Living Persons), will be initiated later this year (3x different 3T MR protocols all at the super-resolution of 0.5-0.65mm slice thickness).

These data provide outstanding opportunities for new PhD students. Sign up now!

February 2023

  • Congratulations to Telena Hona on her receipt of a 2023 Pollitzer Student Travel Grant to attend the next American Association of Biological Anthropologists (AABA) Meeting in Reno, USA!

  • Fancourt et al. (2021) paper on commingling has been recognized by Wiley as a JFS Top Cited paper for 1 Jan 2021-15 Dec 2022 (Clarivate Analytics)

January 2023

  • The HuCS-ID Lab is celebrating its 10th year at UQ and in SBMS this month.

  • The HuCS-ID Lab hosted the 6th CXR Masterclass Training for DPAA analysts onsite UQ at St Lucia and Herston Campuses. Jump to DPAA’s Linkedin post on the training.

December 2022

October 2022

  • The HuCS-ID Lab is now accepting Honours Research applications for 2023.

A number of forensic anthropology and anatomy projects are on offer. Contact the Lab Head, Assoc Prof Stephan, for more information.

  • HuCS-ID Lab, with Telena Hona as lead author, publishes in Forensic Imaging—the first paper in the journal’s history to receive, from all three expert reviewers, “a publish with no corrections”!

Notified by Dr Thomas Ruder, Associate Editor, Forensic Imaging

September 2022

July 2022

  • AP Stephan’s Best Scientific Abstract Award at the 19th International Association of Craniofacial Identification Meeting (2022) was received by Seppe Goovaerts (Belgium) and colleagues for the abstract “Multivariate GWAS identifies 30 independent genetic loci involved in normal-range 3D cranial vault shape”.

May 2022 

  • The HuCS-ID Lab hosted the 5th CXR Masterclass Training for DPAA analysts onsite UQ at St Lucia and Herston Campuses.

August 2018