Ken Andrews

B.A. (SFU), M.A. (W. Ont.)
Surrey Office: Fir 217 Anthropology Lab


Ken Andrews is a forensic and medical anthropologist specializing in medico-legal death investigation. Ken studies trauma, violence, disease, and distress in human populations through the analysis of human skeletal remains, medical records, historical documents, archival materials, and artifacts. Primary areas of research interest include forensic biology, decomposition and taphonomic studies, social determinants of health, health stigma, and epidemiological studies of marginalized and institutionalized populations. Ken has direct medico-legal death investigation experience in addition to providing medical, legal, and historical research services for government and private sector clients.

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 1200: Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 1217: Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTH 2163: Medical Anthropology
  • ANTH 2217: Forensic Methods & Analysis
  • ANTH 2250: Biological Anthropology of Human Growth & Development
  • ANTH 3220: Human Osteology
  • ANTH 3502: Special Topics in Biological Anthropology
    • Anthropology of Sport & Fitness
    • Anthropology of Human Health & Infectious Disease
    • Anthropology of Human Biological Variation

Courses in Development

    • Principles of Medico-legal Death Investigation
    • Human Paleopathology