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Vienna C. Lam is the Forensic Entomology Laboratory Manager at Simon Fraser University's (SFU) Centre for Forensic Research, a Joseph Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholar (SSHRC CGS-D) at the SFU School of Criminology, and a University Research Ethics Board member.
Her research involves aquatic human body detection, decomposition, and repatriation. These studies include geospatial analyses of drowning data, examination of water safety awareness among vulnerable populations, and aquatic body decomposition from a medicolegal and forensic anthropological perspective. More recently, Vienna has been leading a project that examines how the COVID-19 global health crisis has impacted medicolegal investigations.
2018 - Present: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Criminology (Forensic Anthropology)
Master of Arts (MA) 18’ Criminology (Forensic Anthropology)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 15’ Archaeology (Bioarchaeology and South Pacific Archaeology)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 11’ Criminology & Anthropology Double Major
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