I’m Charlotte Primeau, Biological Anthropologist, Medical Researcher and Radiographer. My blog posts are about science subjects on all matters for the enjoyment of lay people, students, curious folks and scientists who want an easy read – hope you enjoy!
I have a BSc in forensic anthropology, a MSc in human identification, a MSc in diagnostic radiography and a PhD in forensic medicine and anthropology. Currently I work for the University of Warwick in England with post-mortem imaging using micro-CT scanning.
Previously I worked as an anthropologist at the institute of forensic medicine in Copenhagen, where I performed CT scans and dental imaging and analysed human remains. Later, I trained as a radiographer while also working in research about prostate cancer. After I trained as a radiographer, I worked for the NHS in Scotland as a diagnostic radiographer for a couple of years.
I have also worked with imaging of archeological human remains for the National Museum of Denmark and for the National Museum of the Faroe Islands and acquired dental images of archeological juvenile remains in the Netherlands. I have taught research methods, statistics and guest lectured on the application of medical imaging of archeological human remains and have been published numerous times including in Nature and Science.
Currently, I work as a forensic anthropologist, acquiring and analysing micro CT images as well as teaching and conducting research.
“I am among those who think that science has great beauty”
Latest Blog Posts
Building the skeletal biological profile
Currently I work as the osteoarchaeologist for the COMMIOS project at the University of York. As part of this project I analyse human remains from the British Iron Age. I am hugely curious about every skeleton that I encounter, and I love teasing as much information...
The issues of age assessment in the UK of asylum seekers
The article below was featured in The Conversation on the 13th of January 2022. Please see the article here: Asylum seekers: why UK needs to change how it assesses the age of new arrivals. In this article I write my response to the announcement by the Home Office, in...
Guest blog: Radiographic research on primates
Welcome to my first guest blogger, my bone colleague: Annie Mason! I have invited Annie as her research combines two of my favorite subjects: radiographic images and animals, in Annie’s case primates – hope you enjoy! Hi! I am Annie! I did my undergraduate degree in...
Update on Covid-19: What do we know today and what don’t we know?
Update: 27.03.2020 On the 11th of March, the WHO (World Health Organization) declared the novel strain of coronavirus a pandemic.There is still a huge amount of misinformation and rumors circulating the outbreak of the virus, particularly on social media, so I decided...
When animals kill us with their diseases
The coronavirus has been making the headlines for weeks. The situation with the coronavirus continues to evolve - and it is causing fear and anger – mainly from information mistrust and over information being withhold, allegations of scaremongering and quite possible...
Leprosy – a medieval disease?
You would think that Leprosy was a disease of the past, predominantly during the Medieval Period, right? Well think again. When I travelled in Nepal I saw first hand people with classic telltale signs of leprosy. Blinded by the disease, they were begging for money on...