BA MSc FRAI FAIII
Esther Poulus is a Forensic Scientist specialising in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology at Alecto Forensics.
After obtaining a BA in Archaeology at the University of Leiden, Esther did an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation at the University of Bradford – a programme accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. After graduating in 2009 she moved back to the Netherlands, where she worked in commercial field archaeology.
Five years after graduating she returned to the University of Bradford for a second MSc, this time in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology. She graduated with distinction and stayed in the UK, working in commercial field archaeology. She also assisted the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains in Ireland in the capacity of forensic archaeologist, and was deployed by Kenyon International Emergency Services. She also is a member of the British Association for Human Identification and of the Cranfield Recovery and Identification of Conflict Casualties Team.
Having gained extensive archaeological fieldwork experience in the UK and abroad, much of which focussed on the excavation of human remains, Esther joined Alecto Forensic Services in April 2022 as a Forensic Archaeologist.
In that capacity, she supports Alecto Forensics’ casework and assists in the investigation of murders and unexplained deaths, fatal fires, the location and recording of clandestine graves, in addition to the collection of various ecological evidence types.
She also assists various police forces by providing species identification through Alecto Forensics’ Bone Identification Service.