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Andrew Wilson

Chair in Forensic & Archl Sciences

Faculty/Dept/School School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)
Telephone +441274 235351


Professor Andrew S. Wilson, PhD, MCIfA, FHEA is an Archaeologist and Heritage Scientist with wide-ranging research interests in Digital Heritage, Human Bioarchaeology, Conservation, Taphonomy, and Forensic Archaeology. He is based in the School of Archaeological & Forensic Sciences at the University of Bradford. He trained at UCL Institute of Archaeology in Conservation, and at Sheffield and Bradford Universities in Bioarchaeology. He has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, Wiltshire Council Conservation Service and in commercial archaeology. Career highlights include work on the Late Bronze Age Yetholm-type Shield excavated from South Cadbury, Somerset, winning the Museums & Galleries Commission National Conservation Award in 1999; major interdisciplinary publications in Nature, Science, PNAS, Current Biology, Nature Scientific Reports, PLoSONE, including involvement in an article which won the ‘World’s Archaeological Research Awards’ in Shanghai in 2017; and in work with Bog Bodies and frozen Inca child mummies which has received global attention. He is Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of World Prehistory and a member of the Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel for CIfA. He Co-Directs the Visualising Heritage Team with varied imaging and visualisation capabilities at the University of Bradford and has led landmark Digital Heritage projects, with funding from AHRC, Jisc, GCRF, British Academy, HEIF, The Wellcome Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and Shetland Amenity Trust. These include Digitised Diseases, Fragmented Heritage (Curious Travellers; Fossil Finder), Augmenting Jordanian Heritage, From Cemetery to Clinic, and Visualising Animal Hard Tissues. He has research students funded by the AHRC Heritage Consortium and AHRC Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium.