BSc MSc FRAI (Cert FA-II)
Gillian Fowler is a Lead Consultant in Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology with Alecto Forensic Services and has been with the company since 2013. At present, Gillian is Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland and a Certified Forensic Anthropologist (Cert FA-II). She is also a member of the British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA) and the British Association for Human Identification (BAHID). Gillian is a registered expert with the National Crime Agency in Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology and a member of the Home Office Disaster Victim Identification team for forensic anthropology. Her casework experience for UK police forces has included fatal fire scenes, disaster victim identification, air accidents, murder and suspicious deaths, and clandestine grave search and recovery. Gillian has also provided evidence as an expert witness in forensic anthropology for the Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales.
Gillian has extensive international experience working in the human rights field, including six years working as the Forensic Identification Coordinator and a Forensic Anthropology Expert for the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG). She also acted as a forensic anthropology consultant for the International Forensic Program for Physicians for Human Rights. She has participated in several forensic mass grave investigations in Guatemala and Afghanistan, and the recovery and identification of victims of natural disasters in Guatemala. Gillian has provided reports that have been submitted as evidence in genocide and crimes against humanity trials in Guatemala. She was instrumental in the formation of the Afghan Forensic Science Organisation after training a team in Kabul in human osteology and forensic archaeological excavation techniques and is currently a member of their Advisory Board.
Gillian is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln teaching human osteology, forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology at Master and Undergraduate levels within the forensic science programmes. She also supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking research in forensic anthropology. She is currently enrolled in a doctorate programme at the University of Lincoln in Forensic Anthropology.
Gillian has extensive experience training police personnel and has designed and delivered courses within the disciplines of forensic anthropology and archaeology in Afghanistan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, and South Africa.