Professor Soren Blau
Professor Soren Blau is the Head, Forensic Anthropology at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University, Founding Fellow Faculty of Science, The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, recipient of a Churchill Fellowship (2013) and an Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences Research Fellowship (2014).
Soren currently supervises one PhD student and acts as a peer reviewer for a number of osteology, forensic science and medicine, and transitional justice journals.
Soren’s research interests include:
the use of forensic anthropology evidence in the investigation of human rights abuses;
aspects of human identification including the development of Australian population specific forensic anthropology data;
the use of CT data in trauma evidence presentation at court, and
the detection and investigation of mass graves.
In addition to publishing peer reviewed journal articles and numerous book chapters, Soren co-edited the Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (2016 (2nd edition), and is currently co-authoring An Atlas of Skeletal Trauma in Medico-Legal Contexts (Elsevier).