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David Errickson

01642 384475
Job title:
Special Lecturer
Teesside University
Science, Engineering and Design research

About David Errickson

David Errickson

David Errickson
Special Lecturer, Teesside University
T: 01642 384475
Research: Science, Engineering and Design research

Dr. David Errickson is a lecturer in Forensic Science in the School of Science, Engineering and Design. Dave obtained a PhD from Teesside University in the discipline of Forensic Science, specifically focusing on forensic anthropology and 3D imaging human remains for the courtroom. 

Prior to this Dave studied at the University of Bradford (Department of Archaeological Science) for a BSc in Archaeology, a Diploma in Professional Archaeological Studies and a MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Crime Scene Investigation. In addition, Dave has completed his postgraduate diploma in learning and teaching in higher education, and is an associate of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Research interests

Dave's interests and research focus on animal bite marks, forensic archaeological investigation, ethics (with regards to human remains), and 3D imaging human skeletal remains, (in particular, structured light imaging). Dave is currently the module leader for ‘Core Skills in Forensic and Scene Science’ and ‘Forensic Ecology’.

External roles and professional activities

Communications Officer for the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. 

Chair of Teesside’s Archaeology Society.

Teesside University’s Event Manager for Pint of Science.

Associate for the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

External research collaborations

Current external funded projects:

£10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund in collaboration with Teesside Archaeology Society for the project, 'Recording the Legacy of the Tees Valley in the First World War'

£9,500 Heritage Lottery Fund in collaboration with Teesside Archaeology Society for the project, 'Ice and Fire: Excavation on the Eston Hills'


Errickson, D., and Thompson, T. J. U. (2017). ‘Human remains: Another dimension’. Eds.London: Elsevier Academic Press.

Errickson, D., Grueso, I., Griffith, S. J., Setchell, J. M., Thompson, T. J. U., Thompson, C. E. L., Gowland, R. (2017). ‘Towards a best practice for the use of active non-contact surface scanning to record human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts’. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

Errickson, D., and Thompson, T. J. U. (2016). ‘Animal attacks and injuries: Anthropological findings’. Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2nd Eds). 143-147.

Dittmar, J., Errickson, D., Caffell, A. (2015).  ‘The comparison and application of silicone casting material for trauma analysis on well preserved archaeological skeletal remains’. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 4: 559-564.

Errickson, D.,Thompson, T. J. U., Rankin, W. J. (2014). ‘The application of 3D visualization of osteological trauma for the courtroom: A critical review’. Journal of forensic radiology and imaging 2(3): 132-137.

In the news

  • Human remains
    Wharfedale Observer 09/03/2017
    Forensic Science lecturer, David Errickson, of Teesside University, will speak at the Washburn Heritage

  • Forensic talk
    Northern Echo, 7/2/2017
    Dr Dave Errikson will give a talk of forensics called Bodies of Evidence , Analysing and Assessing Trauma and Scavenging on Human Remains.