Jodie Warren, Ph.D.

Dr. Jodie Warren

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Simon Fraser University; Burnaby, British Columbia


Dr. Jodie Warren earned her Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in the School of Criminology in 2018. Her research was recognized with distinction and the presentation of the Dean’s Convocation medal. Dr. Warren’s research interests include forensic entomology and estimating time since colonization of insects using innovative techniques that employ remote sensing to infer an estimated post-mortem interval in death investigations.   

Dr. Warren’s most recent research interests involve applying those same techniques to age bloodstains to estimate time since bloodshed in death investigations. She teaches courses in forensic science and death investigation as well as courses in biological explanations and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior.

Dr. Warren is proud of her First Nations ancestry and her membership in the Métis Nation of British Columbia.



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Office Hours Fall 2021:  Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 & 3:45-4:45 or by appointment.  Zoom



Research Interests

forensic entomology; forensic science; hyperspectral remote sensing; estimating time of bloodshed; death investigation; biological and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior 


Selected Publications

Warren, J.-A, Ratnasekera, T.D.P., Campbell, D.A. and Anderson, G.S., Hyperspectral measurements of Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) raised on different food substrates. PLoS ONE13(2): e0192786.

Warren, J.-A, Ratnasekera, T.D.P., Campbell, D.A. and Anderson, G.S. 2017. Spectral Signatures of Immature Lucilia sericata (Meigen) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Insects (Advances in Forensic Entomology [special edition]). 8(34) doi:10.3390/insects8020034.

Warren, J.-A, Ratnasekera, T.D.P., Campbell, D.A. and Anderson, G.S. 2017. Initial investigations of spectral measurements to estimate the time within stages of Protophormia terraenovae (Robineau-Desvoidy) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Forensic Sci. Int 278:205-216.

Warren, J.A. and Anderson, G.S. 2013. The development of Protophormia terraenovae (R-D) at constant temperatures and its minimum temperature threshold. Forensic Sci. Int. 233(1) 374-379.

Warren, J.A. and Anderson, G.S. 2013.Effect of fluctuating temperatures on the development of a forensically important blow fly Protophormia terraenovae (Diptera:Calliphoridae). Environ. Entomol.:42(1) 167-172.

Warren, J.-A. and Anderson, G.S. 2009. A comparison of development times for Protophormia terraenovae (R-D) reared on different food substrates. Can Soc For Sci Journal 42(3):