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Professor Dame Sue Black on Living and Dying

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In this episode I had the privilege of talking about life, death and everything in between with Professor Dame Sue Black, a leading anatomist and forensic anthropologist with an exceptional career and personal insight into death and dying. Sue was the lead forensic anthropologist for the UK response to war crimes investigations in Kosovo and has also served in Sierra Leone, Grenada, Iraq and in Thailand following the Asian tsunami. She has been awarded two police commendations for her work in Disaster Victim Identification training and also for helping to secure convictions against perpetrators of child sexual abuse. Sue was awarded an OBE in 2001 and a DBE in 2016 for her services to education and forensic anthropology. She is a fellow and President of the Royal Anthropological Institute and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Biology as well as the lifetime professor of Anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy. Her research portfolio has secured over £22M of funding and she is the author of 14 text books and in excess of 150 peer reviewed publications. She is also the author of the best-selling book ‘All That Remains’ - which is, in all honesty, one of the best books I’ve ever read! Despite the topic, Sue and I laughed throughout this episode as we shared our deep and dark Scottish humour. I hope you enjoy connecting with Sue as much as I did.

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