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Spotlight on HuCS-ID student alumni

JodiDr Jodi Caple 

Obtained her PhD in 2018, graduating with 6 paper outputs from the PhD and received one of three Dean’s Awards for an Outstanding Thesis. Dr Caple now works as a Forensic Anthropologist & Postdoctoral Research Associate with SNA International at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, HI, USA.

Dr Hayley Fancourt

HayleyHayley graduated with a First Class Honours in Science (2017). Hayley published one paper during her Honours year (FSI) and another one following degree completion (JFS). Hayley attained both the highest score for her final research presentation and won the Michael F. Hickey Memorial Honours Prize (highest overall Honours grade for the SBMS in that year). Hayley recently graduated Medicine from the Australian National University, where she also worked part time as an Anatomy Technical Officer.

Lab alumni


  • Telena Hona: Correlations of human facial soft tissue thickness with body mass in sub-adults and adults as revealed by lateral radiographs and MRI (active)
  • Sean Healy: Craniofacial superimposition: Can machine learning improve focus distance estimation from real-world facial photographs (active)
  • Jeffrey Lynch: Computerized methods for de-commingling mixed human skeleton assemblages: New Automated Approaches Using Centroid Banding
  • Jodi CapleFourier Analysis of Lateral Cranial Profiles for Predicting Sex and Ancestry in Forensic Anthropology


  • Jithya Joshy: A craniometric dataset to help detect South Asian skulls and filter their intake into Anatomy Teaching Schools (active)
  • Suhail Askarzai: Anatomy of the fibularis tertius muscle and its variation in a sizable cadaver sample (active)
  • Sean Healy: Improving identification for forensic craniofacial superimposition: The accuracy of subject-to-camera distance estimation from human face anatomy recorded in frontal and profile images.
  • Tom Beresford: How good are 3D optical scanners and photogrammetry for scientific analysis of human bone anatomy?
  • Te Wai Pounamu Telena HonaAccuracies of Radiographic Comparison for Skeletal Identification
  • Brianna Armstrong: Testing the accuracy of subject-to-camera distance estimation in craniofacial superimposition using palpebral fissure length
  • Madeline Ashton: DNA tracking for embalmed specimens 
  • Chelsea Olditch: Radiographic Comparison for Human Identification
  • Brandon MeiklePatterns of Facial Soft Tissue Thicknesses as Measured in Large Samples by Ultrasound
  • Jennifer AtkinsThe utility of infracranial methods for sex and age estimation of contemporary Australians
  • Hayley FancourtPairwise matching of commingled long bones: a computerized approach using 3D elliptical Fourier analysis
  • Redmond LopezSex and Ancestry Variation of the Extracranial Space
  • Ashleigh YeapCharacterisation of Facial Muscle Morphology from Bony Attachments
  • Emma SievwrightDo Craniometrics Correlate with Facial Soft Tissue Thicknesses in a Living Adult Australian Sample
  • Lachlan MunnPosture and Expression Effects on Face Typology as Mapped by 3D Stereophotogrammetry for Forensic Face Identification
  • Rory Preisler: The effect of Posture on Facial Soft Tissue Depths, Shorths and Shormaxes – Using B-mode Ultrasound
  • Jodi CapleFacial Soft Tissue Thicknesses of Australian Juveniles: Analysis of the Computed Tomography Tangent Method