RCHI - The Research Centre for Human Identification

RCHI - The Research Centre for Human Identification

The Research Centre for Human Identification (RCHI) is a University of Sheffield Research Centre aimed at promoting novel inter-disciplinary research in human identification. The Centre was founded by Dr Martin Evison in 2004. Many University departments are represented in the Centre's wider activities, and the interests of the Centre's participants are diverse—incorporating the science and technology, law and ethics, and sociology of human identification and identity—and encompassing molecular biology, physical and biological anthropology, forensic odontology, biometrics and image analysis, statistics and population genetics, bioethics, culture and nationalism.

The RCHI core group has a special interest in forensic anthropology and craniofacial identification, computational analysis and visualization, and mass disaster response.

The Centre's offices and laboratories are located in the University of Sheffield Department of Archaeology.

Academic Director - Professor Andrew Chamberlain
Executive Director - Dr Stephanie Davy-Jow