Paige Tynan

Job Role
Lecturer in Biosciences


Paige holds a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science from Wrexham Glyndwr University and is currently studying for a PhD in Forensic Science under the supervision of Dr Neil Pickles and Dr Christopher Rogers (University of Wolverhampton). Paige’s PhD is looking at building an online repository for taphonomic data to enhance research and teaching pedagogy within Forensic Taphonomy. Paige’s previous research has looked at factors affecting decomposition, recent developments in forensic taphonomic research in the UK and the challenges faced.

 Prior to being appointed as a Lecturer in Biosciences Paige has held a range of other roles within science education. These have included: Science Laboratory Technician supporting a range of Applied Science Programmes, Visiting Lecturer in Human Biology at the University of Chester, Sessional Lecturer in Forensic Science at Wrexham Glyndwr University and Science Communicator at Xplore! focusing on STEM outreach for underserved and underrepresented adult groups. Alongside these roles Paige was also appointed as the Academic Research and Development Officer for the British Association for Forensic Anthropology.

 Paige has received a number of awards and recognition for both their research and contributions to Forensic Science including a high commendation at the Global Undergraduate Awards, the Delegates Choice Award at the British Association for Forensic Anthropology’s Summer Conference and was awarded the Gold Medal at the WorldSkills UK Forensic Science Competition.


  • BSc in Forensic Science
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Evolutionary
  • Biology (in progress)
  • FHEQ Level 7. Human Osteology (in progress)
  • BTEC Level 5. Diploma in Education and Training
  • FHEQ Level 4. Introduction to Climate Change
  • FHEQ Level 4. Introducing Geology
  • FHEQ Level 4. Introduction to Facial Reconstruction
  • FHEQ Level 4. Human Skeletal remains


  • Postmortem Interval Estimation
  • Factors Affecting Decomposition
  • 3D Scanning
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Forensic Taphonomy
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Archaeology
  • Forensic Ecology
  • Experimental Taphonomy
  • Palaeobiology
  • Evolutionary Biology


  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (with Foundation Year)
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year)
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (with Foundation Year)
  • MRes in Forensic Anthropology and Bioarcheology
  • MRes in Forensic Chemistry


  • Tynan, P. & Rattenbury, A. E. Proposing a Database for Forensic Taphonomy: Plans for an online open access repository for teaching and research of post-mortem processes. BAFA Virtual Conference. 12th December 2020.

  • Angell, H., Morgan, D. & Tynan, P. Forensic Taphonomy: UK Research Developments into Postmortem Decomposition. BAFA Virtual Conference. 12th December 2020.

  • Tynan, P. & Rattenbury, A. E. The challenges of forensic taphonomic research in the UK. Chartered Society for Forensic Science Postgraduate Symposium. 6th November 2020.

  • Tynan, P. Effects of body size on the rate of decomposition in the UK: Measuring total body score and percentage mass change in Sus Scrofa. BAFA Virtual Conference. 13th & 19th, July 2020. 

  • Tynan, P. & Rattenbury, A. E. Reviewing Total Body Scores (TBS): inter-observer reliability when scoring Sus scrofa decomposition in the UK. BAFA Virtual Conference. 13th & 19th, July 2020.

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