• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 326 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
20062019
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Personal profile

Biography

Ambika is an osteoarchaeologist who completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Archaeology at UWA and a Masters in Forensic Archaeology at Bournemouth University (UK). Prior to her appointment at UWA, Ambika’s career was a diverse combination of consultancy and training on international forensic and humanitarian platforms. Since graduating Ambika has worked as an archaeologist, anthropologist and forensic consultant, primarily in locating and excavating clandestine graves and analysing human remains for identification and repatriation. She has undertaken this work in Australia, Latin America, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Europe.

Roles and responsibilities

Ambika Flavel currently holds the position of Associate Lecturer in the Centre for Forensic Anthropology within the School of Social Sceinces; her main role is facilitating research directed towards the development of population specific forensic standards for Western Australian individuals; the methodology currently employed is largely based on the analysis of multislice computed tomography (MSCT) scans that are acquired from various WA hospitals. Concurrently, Ambika has been directly involved in research into geophysical methods (Ground Penetrating Radar and Magnetometry) of locating buried objects and human remains. 

Research

Population specific standards for the assessment of human skeletal remains using virtual modalities.

External positions

Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

1 Dec 2018 → …

Keywords

  • Forensic archaeology
  • Search and location (human remains and buried objects)
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Morphometrics from CT scans

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Research Output 2006 2019

Skull
Population
Sex Characteristics
Skeleton
Uncertainty

Age estimation from the measurement of open apices in the developing permanent dentition

Barville, A. J., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

File
dentition
anthropology
estimation method
Tomography
Population
Sexism
Research
Software

Quantification of spheno-occipital synchondrosis fusion in a contemporary Malaysian population

Hisham, S., Flavel, A., Abdullah, N., Noor, M. H. M. & Franklin, D., 1 Mar 2018, In : Forensic Science International. 284, p. 78-84

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tomography
Population
Forensic Medicine
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Femur
Hip
Population
Statistical Models
Parturition