The following people currently serve as the Board of Trustees for The British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology.

Giselle K

Giselle Kiraly


Giselle Kiraly

Giselle is currently an Assistant Supervisor for Wessex Archaeology and an Osteoarchaeologist with Operation Nightingale of the Ministry of Defence, where she continues to help veterans in their road to recovery through archaeology. She is also involved in multiple projects with the DPAA and CRICC, recovering human remains of missing American war casualties. Giselle graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington University in the United States, before working as a Forensic Anthropologist and Repatriation Technician for a local Native tribe. Giselle then received her M.Sc. in Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology from UCL, with a master's dissertation on the comparison of treatment, burial, and internment practices of PoW camps in the second World War. Giselle has led fieldwork in Europe and the UK, teaching Osteoarchaeology to students, veterans, and members of Police forces. Her research interests include forensic archaeology, rehabilitation archaeology, conflict archaeology, and dental anthropology. 

General Secretary (2021‒)


Job Description

The General Secretary prepares and sends out the meetings’ agenda for the three annual committee meetings and the AGM to all committee members, takes the minutes during these meetings, collates and makes editorial changes and sends the finalised minutes to the Publicity and Outreach Officer, who places the minutes on the BABAO website. The General Secretary manages the election of new committee members by sending out calls for nominations for new committee posts and announcing the results of the elections at the AGM and to the membership via the BABAO emailing list. The post-holder is one of the signatories for cheques and holds a debit card in the Association’s name.