Kelly Miles

Senior Teaching Associate


Bailey Hall 132

1 506 452 6201

Academic interests

  • Forensic taphonomy
  • Post-mortem intervals
  • Human anatomy

Brief biography

Kelly Miles completed her BSc (honours) and MMM at Dalhousie University, and MSc at Memorial University, then changed careers and completed a Mortuary Science program. She worked for several years at Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Anatomy as an Anatomimcal Embalmer as well as instruction in courses related to medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy.

She began at UNB in 2012 teaching human anatomy courses, and has introduced Forensic Biology to the current course offerings in Biology. She is working on her PhD (IDST) and is actively researching topics in forensic taphonomy including PMI (post-mortem intervals), CDI (cadaver decomposition islands), and stable isotopes of decomposing tissues.

Courses taught

  • BIOL 1711 Human Anatomy I
  • BIOL 2812 Human Anatomy II
  • BIOL 3593 Intro Histology
  • BIOL 3833 Forensic Biology
  • BIOL 4953 Forensic Biology Seminar

Selected research

Miles K. (submitted) Comparative decomposition rates of piglets buried in manure- a pilot study and implications for forensic taphonomy. Canadian Society of Forensic Scienec Journal.

Forbes MN, Finaughty DA, Miles KL, Gibbon VE. 2019. Inaccuracy of accumulated degree day models for estimating terrestrial post-mortem interval in Cape Town, South Africa. Forensic Sci Int 296: 67-73.