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PhD Forensic Anthropology – Cardiff University 2017
Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences – Apothecaries, London, 2015
MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology – Cranfield University, 2009
BN Learning Disabilities Nursing – University of South Wales, 2010
MA Film and Television Production – Royal Holloway, 2003
MSc Medical Genetics and Immunology – Brunel University, 1995
Foundation Diploma in Acting – Mountview Theatre School, 1994
BSc Human Biology – Oxford Brookes University, 1993


Registered learning disabilities nurse (RNLD)
Certified forensic anthropologist (Cert.FA-III)
Nurse lecturer.


Eight years as a clinician working in the ABUHB learning disabilities service, including managerial secondment.

Deployed as a forensic anthropologist to a mass fatality incident as a Kenyon International team member.

Council member for the British Association of Human Identification.

Research experience includes molecular biology and proteomics, materials science as applied to bone, biochemistry, forensic taphonomy, and colorimetry.

Professional actor.


Module leader for Citizenship and Inclusion for BN Learning Disabilities Nursing.
Member of School of Care Sciences Ethics Committee.


Walden, S.J., Evans, S.L. and Mulville, J., 2017. Changes in Vickers hardness during the decomposition of bone: Possibilities for forensic anthropology. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 65, pp.672-678.

Walden, S.J., Mulville, J., Rowlands, J.P. and Evans, S.L., 2017. An Analysis of Systematic Elemental Changes in Decomposing Bone. Journal of Forensic Sciences.


Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Member of the Royal Society of Biology
Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts
British and International Mensa
British Actor’s Equity


Current interests include video modelling as a reporting tool for people with learning disabilities, taphonomy of bone in the forensic context, and skeletal pathology. I am also completing my second PhD in critical film theory at Brunel University, analysing the Dracula film canon in the psycho-historicist context, for which I have been awarded an international Mensa scholarship.

Areas of Expertise

Nursing people with learning disabilities living with complex needs.
The taphonomy of bone during soft tissue putrefaction.

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