Charlotte Primeau

Biological Anthropologist
Medical Researcher

Charlotte Primeau

Biological Anthropologist
Medical Researcher

If you would like to read any of my papers but cannot access them, please get in touch and I can send you a copy.

The status of forensic radiography in the Nordic Countries: Results from the 2020 IAFR questionnaire

Radiography is a field that is becoming more and more used within forensic case work and this paper examines where we are in the Nordic countries in regards to this developing area.

Link to paper in Forensic Imaging (2022)

Raising awareness of osteopetrosis

Osteopetrosis is a rare disease where bones have an abnormal growth becoming hardened and brittle. This paper discuss the different forms of the disease, diagnosis, medical imaging and treatment of patients with osteopetrosis. 

Imaging and Therapy Practice, February 2021. 

What are the unmet supportive care needs of men and their loved ones affected by penile cancer? A systematic review of the empirical evidence

Penile cancer is a rare cancer that suffers from lack of research compare to more common forms of cancers. This study looks at what needs are not meet by those men living with penile cancer.

Link to paper in European Journal of Oncology Nursing (2020)

Bone Scan in men with intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer: What next?

When determining what treatment is necessary for prostate cancer, it is imperative to know if the cancer of the individual has metastasised. The most common form of diagnostic imaging for this is a bone scan also called a scintigraphy. Sometimes a bone scan cannot determine if the cancer has spread. This study looks at how individuals are then assessed   and what treatment they are given.

Link to paper in Seminars of Oncology Nursing (2020) 

Experiences of unmet need and access to supportive care for men receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer: A Bi-national Study

This study investigates men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer and what needs they are experiencing by current health care provision. Comparisons are made between men in the UK and in Australia.

Reference to paper in Seminars of Oncology Nursing (2020)

What are the experiences of men affected by prostate cancer participating in an ecological momentary assessment study?

Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a method used in health services research where a participant repeatedly reports on behaviors, symptoms, and cognitions as they occur in real time in the participant’s natural environment. This study looks at how the participants themselves experience this method.

Link to paper in Cancer Nursing (2020)

The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Plaistocene

The human migration during the “Late Pleistocene”  (126,000 to 11,700 years ago) is examined from genomic material from northeastern Siberian.
Link to paper in Nature (2019)

Temporal changes in childhood health during the medieval Little Ice Age in Denmark

During the Medieval Period in Denmark the Little Ice Age started. This study examines the consequences from the skeletal remains from two cemetery collections.
Link to paper in The International Journal of Paleopathology (2019)

A tale of two cities: A comparison of urban and rural trauma in Medieval Denmark

This study looks at the difference between two Danish medieval skeletal populations. The differentiation is examined between an urban and rural population from patterns of trauma arising from economy and occupation.
Link to paper in International Journal of Paleopathology (2019)

Early Human Dispersals Within the America

To understand how humans diverged and spread across North and South America, this paper analysed ancient human genomes more than 10.000 years old from Alaska to Patagonia.
Link to paper in Science (2018)

A pilot randomised controlled trial of a multimodal supportive care (ThriverCare) intervention for managing unmet supportive care needs in men with metastatic prostate cancer on hormonal treatment and their partner/caregiver

Treatment of metastatic prostate cancer can have a negative effect on the quality of life. Here we determine the effectiveness of a multimodality supportive care intervention to meet unmet supportive care needs for men and their partner/caregivers.
Link to paper in European Journal of Oncology Nursing (2018)

Estimating subadult age: diaphyseal length

This chapter discusses ageing archeological skeletal material of children from their length of long bones. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed with suggestion of appropriate methods.
Link to chapter in The Encyclopaedia of Archeological Sciences (2018)

Childhood health as reflected in an adult urban and rural sample from medieval Denmark

In this study, childhood health evaluated in adult skeletons are examined from two cemetery populations from the Danish Medieval Period. One population is urban and the other population is rural.
Link to paper in HOMO (2018)

Development of a prehabilitation multimodal supportive care interventions for men and their partner/caregivers prior to radical prostatectomy for localised prostate cance

Removal of the prostate in men can cure cancer if contained to the prostate. This paper examined when the optimum time to introduce self-rehabilitation from surgery could be introduced.
Link to paper in Cancer Nursing (2018)

A qualitative study exploring models of supportive care in men and their partners/caregivers affected by metastatic prostate cance

This paper explore the experiences of patients with metastatic prostate cancer and their partners/caregivers, as well as an healthcare team, with a nurse-led multimodality supportive care intervention.
Link to paper in Oncology Nursing Society (2017)

Pre-Christian cult sites. Beliefs and rituals in the late Iron Age and Viking Age.

Rituals and beliefs from the Viking Period is told from the archeological perspective, from excavations of ritual sites containing human and animal sacrifices.
Link to book chapter in Vikings: Warriors from the Sea (2017)

CT imaging vs. traditional radiographic imaging for evaluating Harris Lines in tibiae

Can sign of biological stress in the long bones be examined from CT images? This paper explores this question in comparison to the traditional method of using x-ray images.
Link to paper in Anthropological Anzeiger (2016)

A method for estimating age of medieval sub-adults from infancy to adulthood based on long bone length

When ageing of archeological child skeletons can not be performed from the more precise method of dental ageing – this paper offer a method for ageing based on length of long bones for children from birth until fully grown.
Link to paper in American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2016)

A ritual site with sacrificial wells from the Viking Age at Trelleborg, Denmark

This study examines the Viking Fortress called Trelleborg in Denmark and the sacrificial wells found within the circular military structure. Two of the sacrificial wells contained remains of children and animals.
Link to paper in Danish Journal of Archeology (2015)

Body surface area determined by whole-body CT scanning: Need for new formulae?

BSA estimations are important for many areas of clinical medicine, such as standardization of physiological parameters like cardiac output and renal glomerular filtration rate and calculation of drug dosages. Here, comparison between BSA obtained from post-mortem whole-body CT scans and BSA calculated by nine predictive formulae to assess for accuracy.
Link to paper in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging (2015)

A test of inter- and intra-observer error for an atlas method of combined histological data for the evaluation of enamel hypoplasia

Biological disturbances during childhood can be seen as evidence on dental enamel. This study tests a method for assessing the age of occurrence of the biological stress.
Link to paper in Journal of Archeological Science: Reports (2015)

A method for estimating age of Danish medieval sub-adults based on long bone length

When ageing of archeological child skeletons can not be performed from the more precise method of dental ageing – this paper offer a method for ageing based on length of long bones for children over the age of six years.
Link to paper in Anthropologischer Anzeiger (2012)