Elena Kranioti, MD, PhD
Elena Kranioti is a medical doctor, graduate of the University of Crete (2003) and a certified Forensic Pathologist (2007) in Greece. In 2007 she was awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Natural History Museum in Spain, within the framework of EVAN, a European training network with focus on Virtual Anthropology and Geometric-Morphometrics. In 2009 she completed her PhD at the University of Crete and became Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh (2010-2019). She is currently Assistant Professor in Forensic Medicine, founding member of the Edinburgh Forensic Radiology and Anthropology Imaging Centre (EFRAIC).
Elena is the first Greek national with a diploma in Forensic Radiology and Virtopsy from the University of Zurich and the first forensic pathologist in Greece to apply post-mortem CT in forensic casework. Her interests expand in the following topics:
- Medical Imaging Analysis in the Investigation of death-Virtopsy
- Forensic trauma analysis
- Bone histomorphometry
- Skeletal growth and development
- Bone biomechanics
- Forensic histopathology
- Standards for biological profiling in modern populations
- Interpersonal violence in past populations.
- Stable isotope analysis