Dr. Elliott received her master’s degree in forensic anthropology in 2013 from the University of Central Lancashire, England. She then moved to Ross University where she worked as an Anatomy Laboratory Demonstrator for a year. Dr. Elliott then moved to Dunedin, New Zealand, for doctoral studies in anatomy at the University of Otago. Dr. Elliott’s PhD focused on the interpretation of health from immature human skeletal remains located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. She has also continued to pursue forensic experience, volunteering for a number of organizations, as well as spending a month as the visiting scientist at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in New York.
Dr. Elliott’s areas of research interest include skeletal and dental development, particularly their use as measures of health by global organizations. Dr. Elliott has presented her research at a number of international meetings, including the World Congress on Mummy Studies, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the American Association of Physical Anthropology.