Criminology, Forensics

International recognition for Criminology's pioneering forensic entomologist Gail Anderson

February 22, 2017

Professor Gail Anderson (School of Criminology), a pioneer in the field of forensic entomology, is being recognized internationally for her nearly 25 years of research.

Anderson, the co-director of SFU’s Centre for Forensic Research, receives the Achievement Award in Forensic Life Sciences from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Her contributions were acknowledged at the organization’s recent annual conference in New Orleans.

“It’s an honour to be recognized for my work in this field,” says Anderson, whose contributions to baseline data have been used worldwide by police and forensic teams. “Forensic entomology has truly evolved over the past 30 years, to the point where it can often produce critical evidence and make or break a case.”