Caley is a PhD researcher based at the University of Central Lancashire, supervised by Professor Anna Williams. Her current research focuses on the effects of peri- and post-mortem trauma on bone diagenesis, with particular focus on bioerosion through histological analysis and trace elemental analysis.
Prior to starting her PhD, she undertook a Masters by Research at the University of Huddersfield, also supervised by Professor Anna Williams. For this Caley used a multi-analytical approach to enhance the understanding of microbially induced bone diagenesis, which led to a thesis entitled ‘The Effect of Bacteria vs Environment on Bone Diagenesis’.
Other qualifications include a BSc in Forensic and Analytical Science from the University of Huddersfield, and a Diploma of Higher Education in Operating Department Practice. Areas of interest include forensic anthropology, forensic taphonomy, death sciences, and bioarchaeology. She has presented her research at various conferences, both in the UK and internationally.
Her current research is kindly part-funded through a studentship from Hunter Publications Ltd.