BA MSc MCIfA FRAI (Cert FA-I)
Gaille MacKinnon is one of the directors of Alecto Forensics and is the Lead Forensic Anthropologist and Archaeologist having been a consultant in these disciplines since 1998. She is a Level I forensic anthropologist certified by examination by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, a member of the Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel certified by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists, and is currently the only dually accredited forensic anthropologist and archaeologist in the United Kingdom.
In addition, she is listed as a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist on the expert database of the National Crime Agency and is a member of the Home Office Disaster Victim Identification response team for forensic anthropology.
Gaille has worked for a variety of police forces and forensic science service providers and has extensive casework experience which has included: terrorist incidents, disaster victim identification, structural building collapse, transportation accidents, fatal fires, murder, suspicious and unexplained deaths, child abduction, historic child abuse, slavery and servitude, missing persons, formal cemetery exhumations, and clandestine grave search, location and body recovery. She has also acted as an expert witness in the UK criminal justice system.
In the international arena, Gaille’s expertise in forensic anthropology and archaeology has been utilised in investigations into war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, mass fatality and terrorist incidents, transportation accidents, and natural disasters. She has worked in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean for private, government and non-governmental organisations including the United Nations; the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; the International Commission for Missing Persons; and the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City.
She has recently been appointed as an Honorary Lecturer within Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).