RESEARCH TITLE: Designing and Developing a Quantitative Method of Age Estimation Based on the Pubic Symphysis through the Visualisation and Processing of Computed Tomography Scans of the Pelvis
Abstract: In the current climate of international population movements and crimes against humanity, forensic age estimation in both the living and decedents is an area of increasing importance and relevance. One of the most widely used indicators of age has been the metamorphosis of the symphyseal surface of the pubic bone. In light of criticisms surrounding subjective techniques, this exploratory research seeks to quantify and adapt a nonmetric bony landmark to develop a metric sex estimation method from CT scans of the pelvis.
Graduate teaching assistant in: BSc and MSc dissertations
Martin is a PhD researcher at the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science.