Maiken Ueland received her B.Sc. with Honours in Forensic Science in 2012 from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada. She then moved on to do a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). In 2018 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and became the Deputy Director of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research. She works in the area of forensic taphonomy and is interested in enhancing time since death estimations of human remains and developing methods for the successful location and recovery of victim remains and associated evidence in mass disaster scenarios.