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Susan Black

Susan Black

Baroness Black of Strome DBE FRS


Elected: 2023


Dame Sue Black is a chartered forensic anthropologist, an anatomist and past President of the Royal Anthropological Institute. She was also the Pro Vice Chancellor for Engagement at Lancaster University, and is now the President of St John's College, University of Oxford.

Dame Sue is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) and the Royal Society of Biology. She has written several books including All That Remains: A Life in Death (2018) and Written in Bone (2020), in addition to contributing to several textbooks on body identification.

Dame Sue was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo and a DBE in 2016 for her services to forensic anthropology and education.

Professional positions

President, St. John's College, University of Oxford

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Computer sciences
    • Systems, including networking
  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology
    • Biological Anthropology


Human identification, biometrics, forensic investigations

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