University of Leicester

Turi King is Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology at The University of Leicester.

She is interested in furthering interdisciplinary research combining the field of genetics with history, archaeology, anthropology, forensics and epidemiology: using other genetic markers (such as mitochondrial and autosomal DNA), in combination with the Y chromosome, to elucidate past migration and population structure; the social impact of genetic genealogy testing and how the results of these tests can affect a person’s perception of their identity; exploring the potential differences between differing classes of surnames in Britain and the link between Y chromosome type and paternally inherited surnames in other parts of the world.

 She is now also including an ancient DNA strand into her work, and is the lead scientist on The University of Leicester Richard III project.