Gail Anderson

Dr. Gail S. Anderson is a Professor and Associate Director in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia and a Board Certified Forensic Entomologist. She received her B.Sc. (First Class Hons.) in zoology from the University of Manchester in England, and her Masters of Pest Management and Ph.D. in medical and veterinary entomology from Simon Fraser University. A pioneer in the field of forensic entomology in Canada, she has been actively involved in case analyses in homicide, wildlife, and SPCA cases since 1988. She is an instructor at the Canadian Police College, a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, as well as a member of the Canadian Identification Society and the International Association of Identification. Her work has been recognized by the Derome Award, the most prestigious award bestowed by the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of forensic sciences. She also received a Burnaby Mountain Professorship and a Woman of Distinction Award; was honoured as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40; was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in British Columbia; and was identified by Time Magazine as one of the top five global innovators in the field of criminal justice.