Janos Kerti

PhD researcher and archaeological assistant, BSc, PgCRM


Janos is a PhD researcher at Staffordshire University examining ethical considerations of disseminating sensitive forensic archaeological data through virtual heritage technologies. Janos began working with the Centre of Archaeology in 2013 and continues to contribute to various projects and fieldwork. Janos has worked alongside a number of different organisations (such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Google Cultural Institute) and lectures in both School of Law, Policing and Forensics and the School of Humanities and Performing Arts.

Janos began researching and working with the Centre of Archaeology in 2013, through securing an internship. His background is in forensics, with an undergraduate degree in Forensic Investigation. Janos has worked with local agencies in Staffordshire and Staffordshire Police Force to implement evidence-based practices and develop suitable approaches in multi-agency communication. His undergraduate dissertation titled ‘Mapping, Recording and Deciphering Lager Sylt Concentration Camp’ won Staffordshire University’s Outstanding Achievement award and more importantly a desire in Holocaust investigative research.

Janos’ PhD focuses on how data obtained from forensic archaeological Holocaust investigations can be ethically portrayed through different virtual heritage visualisations. This research required the building of a platform which exhibits data from investigations conducted at Lager Sylt concentration and presents the findings through a virtual tour and series of 3D models. Additionally, this work required working with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) alongside various United Kingdom (UK) secondary school groups to understand different users perspectives.

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Holocaust, Forensic and Genocide Archaeology
  • Photogrammetry
  • 3D Modelling
  • Crime Scene Documentation
  • Electronic Presentation of Evidence (EPE)
  • E-Learning


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