Elena Kranioti, MD, PhD
Elena Kranioti is a medical doctor and a Forensic Pathologist graduate of the University of Crete, Greece with a PhD in Forensic Anthropology. During her training as Forensic Pathologist she has complete a year of residence in a Histopathology Unit.
Shortly after she obtained her certification as Forensic Pathologist she was employed in the Natural History Museum in Madrid as a Marie Curie fellow in the EVAN (European Virtual Anthropology Network, www.evan.at) project, working on bone remodeling. The project required a good knowledge of bone biomechanics and a capacity to identify histological characteristics under the microscope. The main goal of the project was the study of growth patterns of the occipital bone in modern Humans and Neanderthals through surface histology.
She is currently employed as Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Her duties include mostly PG teaching on anatomy, practical osteology, forensic and biological anthropology and forensic taphonomy and she is teaching the only Forensic Histology workshop currently in the UK in collaboration with Prof. R. Paine (Texas Tech University) an experienced forensic anthropologist with proficiency on bone cross sectional histology. She supervises approximately 10-15 MSc students every year and 9 PhD students of the Edinburgh University focusing on histological projects and 3D virtual studies.
Her research interests include virtual anthropology, comparative anatomy, histology and skeletal trauma analysis.
Examination of unknown skeletal remains in Chania, Crete, 2013.