Dilan Seckiner is a PhD candidate, due to submit her thesis in a couple months and researching within the field of forensic gait analysis and CCTV image distortion. She is currently part of a teaching team for 'Investigation of Human Remains' and is also developing subject content for a new subject 'Biometrics and Identification Systems'. As part of a team, she has collaborated with Australian museum and other institutes where her osteological analysis allowed a reconstruction of an Ancient Egyptian mummy, which aired on ABC catalyst. Furthermore, she has conducted osteological research on Ancient Mayan remains in Chiapas, Mexico. Additionally, she is part of a team of experts (university and police forces) who conduct research at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER).
- Forensic Gait Analysis
- Forensic Facial Analysis
- Digital Forensics
- Forensic Taphonomy
- Forensic Anthropology
Investigation of Human Remains
Seckiner, D, Mallett, X, Maynard, P, Meuwly, D & Roux, C 2019, 'Forensic gait analysis - Morphometric assessment from surveillance footage.', Forensic science international, vol. 296, pp. 57-66.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Following the technological rise of surveillance cameras and their subsequent proliferation in public places, the use of information gathered by such means for investigative and evaluative purposes sparked a large interest in the forensic community and within policing scenarios. In particular, it is suggested that analysis of the body, especially the assessment of gait characteristics, can provide useful information to aid the investigation. This paper discusses the influences upon gait to mitigate some of the limitations of surveillance footage, including those due to the varying anatomical differences between individuals. Furthermore, the differences between various techniques applied to assess gait are discussed, including biometric gait recognition, forensic gait analysis, tracking technology, and marker technology. This review article discusses the limitations of the current methods for assessment of gait; exposing gaps within the literature in regard to various influences impacting upon the gait cycle. Furthermore, it suggests a 'morphometric' technique to enhance the available procedures to potentially facilitate the development of standardised protocols with supporting statistics and database. This in turn will provide meaningful information to forensic investigation, intelligence-gathering processes, and potentially as an additional method of forensic evaluation of evidence.