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Nicholas Marquez-Grant, Cranfield University, United Kingdom

DPhil in Biological Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Oxford (2006).

During his MSc and DPhil Nicholas specialised in the analysis of human skeletal remains primarily from Punic and Roman Spain, focusing on health, disease and interpreting the data within a biocultural framework. For a number of years, he also worked on human skeletal remains from Prehistoric to early 20th century sites in the UK, Spain, France and Portugal and he has undertaken work on a number of museum collections.

From 2008 to 2013 Nicholas worked full time as a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist for two major forensic science providers in the UK  – LGC Forensics and Cellmark Forensic Services – attending crime scenes and mortuaries for a number of police forces in England and Wales. Nicholas is also a Research Associate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, where he has taught since 2001. He took up his post as Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at Cranfield University in October 2013.

Aida Gutierrez Galiacho, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain

Doctorate in Biodiversity (2021) at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) - Biological Anthropology and Experimental Taphonomy.

Aida is currently doing a postdoc at the National Museum of Natural Sciences (CSIC) working on the microscopic taphonomic modifications in bones buried in different types of funerary structures (Margarita Salas Grant, Funded by the European Union Next GenerationEU, Autonomous University of Barcelona). During her MsC and PhD studies she participated in excavations of the Spanish Civil War (2014-2016) and in emergency actions in different cemeteries of Barcelona (2017-2022). This allowed her to co-found the company NAF, S.C. (2018), dedicated to biological anthropology and taphonomy in the cemetery context. At the same time, she is part of the teaching team of the Official Master's Degree in Biological Anthropology at the UAB and University of Barcelona (UB) and the UB's Degree in Medicine. She has participated as an organizing member of the IX and X Paleopathology courses at the UAB and as a member of the jury for the Master's Final Projects in Biological Anthropology. She teaches training courses in biological anthropology for cemetery employees and summer courses in forensic anthropology for prospective science students.

She recently became part of the International Network of Forensic Investigators (RIIF), as coordinator of the Spanish group, which has applied to the CYTED 2021 call to carry out studies on forced disappearance, citizen searches and forensic anthropology. 

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