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Qld Branch Symposium Awards announcement

15/06/2023 | Queensland

The Qld Branch is thrilled to announce the recipients of an ANZFSS (Qld branch) Symposium Award to attend the 23rd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences in conjunction with the 26th Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society to be held in Sydney from 20 – 24 November 2023.

After a record number of applicants and an extremely competitive selection process, the branch decided to increase the number of recipients to support as many of our members as possible. The branch would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all applications of an ANZFSS (Qld Branch) 2023 Symposium Award and for your patience as we carefully considered all applicants.

To all those who unfortunately were unsuccessful on this occasion, we would like to encourage you to still attend the Symposium if possible and encourage you to apply for future opportunities for funding. We look forward to seeing your continued contribution to the forensic sciences.

Please join us in congratulating the 11 recipients of an award:

General Awards (up to $1,195 value each):

  • Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Cresswell – Griffith University – Forensic Chemistry
  • Associate Professor Dr. Carney Matheson – Griffith University – Forensic biology, biological criminalistics and Archaeology
  • Dr. Annu Nangia – Queensland Health – Forensic dentistry
  • Dr. Sally Wasef – QUT – Ancient and degraded DNA, Forensic Biology
  • Lucy Maxwell – QPS – Chemical criminalistics
  • Biljana Micic – Queensland Health – Forensic biology
  • Shiona Croft – Queensland Health – Forensic chemistry

Student Awards (up to $835 value each):

  • Kristy Winter – Griffith University – PhD researcher – Anthropology and archaeology
  • Brad Drummond – Griffith University – PhD candidate – Forensic biology
  • Ellouise Southwell – Griffith University – Honours candidate – Chemical criminalistics
  • Jodie Harrington – Griffith University – Undergraduate – Forensic chemistry

We wish all our Symposium Award recipients an exciting, educational and thought-provoking experience.

Warm regards, Qld Branch

A note: – An independent adjudicator was brought in to administer the assessment process of all applications and to make final determinations of award recipients.