This category had one of the smaller number of finalists, something that the judges found disappointing because the work carried out by APTs is so important.
What goes on behind the mortuary doors is clearly still something of a mystery, but the runner up and winner this year are both working hard to change this.
The runner up will become fully qualified this month, but she already has extensive experience, not least with the work involved with the victims of the Westminster Bridge and the London Bridge terrorist attacks earlier this year.
The winner has many years experience in the mortuary, and is now Anatomy Laboratory Manager as well as a forensic consultant. She is an expert in decomposition and the preservation of human remains. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge to the thousands of students she encounters, and also lectures for the public, along with the many other aspects of her work.
The winner is Dr. Wendy Birch
Runner up: Lara-Rose Iredale
Photograph by Jayne Lloyd
Category Sponsor: Funeral Zone
The 2017 Good Funeral Awards were generously sponsored by Greenfield Creations