Sue Black

is head of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee. In 1999 she became the lead forensic anthropologist to the British UN Forensic Team in Kosovo. She was awarded an OBE for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo.


The lady anatomist

Interview with Sue Black

“Sometimes we forget that maybe we need to ask more questions about the situation we are getting into. Then we have the right to say no.” In 1999, forensic anthropologist Sue Black joined a British UN Forensic Team investigating mass graves in Kosovo, and has since been to Sierra Leone and Iraq. She talks to the journal Intellectum about how she came to work in warzones, and why, despite everything, she loves what she does.

Read in Journals