Fiona Bamforth


Photograph of Fiona Bamforth

Dr. Fiona Bamforth's research interests include biochemical genetics, newborn screening for metabolic disease, and causes and consequences of monozygotic twinning. As the head of our Ancient DNA module for the Baikal-Hokkaido Archaeology project, she is involved in extracting and analyzing mitochondrial DNA from Neolithic human remains.

Please note Dr. Fiona Bamforth is now officially retired.


Please mail BHAP-related correspondence to:
Department of Anthropology
13-15 H.M. Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta


Mooder, K.P., T.A. Thomson, A.W. Weber, V.I. Bazaliiskii and F. Bamforth (2010). Uncovering the genetic landscape of prehistoric Cis-Baikal. In A.W. Weber, M.A. Katzenberg, and T.G. Schurr (eds), Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Baikal Region, Siberia: Bioarchaeological Studies of Past Lifeways. University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, Philadelphia. Pp. 107-120.

Burstyn, I., N. Kapur, C. Shalapay, F. Bamforth, T.C. Wild, J. Liu and D. LeGatt (2009). Does self-reported smoking at any time during pregnancy accurately reflect exposure to tobacco smoke in early second trimester? Evaluation when biomarker level in an active smoker is uncertain. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11:670-678.

Chan, E., I. Burstyn, F. Bamforth, N. Cherry, and J.W. Martin (2009). Perfluorinated Substances as Determinants of Maternal Hypothyroxinemia in Edmonton, Alberta. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169: S43.

Hamm, M., N. Cherry, J. Martin, F. Bamforth and I. Burstyn (2009). The Impact of Isolated Maternal Hypothyroxinemia on Perinatal Morbidity. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Canada, 31(11): 1015-1021.

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project