Vienna Lam

MA (Criminology – Forensic Anthropology), BA (Archaeology), BA (Anthropology & Criminology)
Vienna Lam
Surrey Campus: Surrey Fir 217

Vienna Lam is an aquatic death researcher, SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholar, University Instructor, Lab Manager, and University Research Ethics Board member.

Her research involves aquatic human body detection, decomposition, and repatriation. These studies include geospatial analyses of drowning data, examination of water safety awareness among vulnerable populations, and aquatic body decomposition from a medicolegal and forensic anthropological perspective. More recently, Vienna has been leading a project that examines how the COVID-19 global health crisis has impacted medicolegal investigations.

In her spare time, she shares her love of human anatomy at public libraries and schools as a community scientist with Science World and several non-profits that support equitable access to STEM education.

Courses taught

  • Biological Anthropology (ANTH 1200)

Areas of Interest

Biological Anthropology, Forensic Anthropology (Taphonomy & Thanatology), Environmental Criminology, Drowning Prevention, Aquatic Medicolegal Investigations, Bioethics

Scholarly Work

  • See Vienna’s personal website for updates on her latest publications.