Eric Murray Award, Student Symposium Award

11/01/2022 |

About the award

Eric Murray, an ANZFSS life member, has been paving the way for forensic science for the better part of 40 years. Eric is semi-retired from the forensic unit corrections health as nursing unit manager but is still actively involved on the committee for the NSW branch of the ANZFSS . Eric’s career started in nursing and involved many aspects of the nursing profession. However, he has also spanned chemistry, occupational health and industrial safety, rescue response, profiling and incident reconstruction in various roles. The NSW branch of the ANZFSS is not alone in acknowledging Eric’s lifetime achievements. Eric’s service to industry and the community has been recognised by the NSW government for community service including service to the NSW ambulance and state emergency services. In addition, Eric has received awards from her majesty for his contribution to scouting and the St john ambulance service throughout his life. Eric is tireless in his work to help others and that is shown by the extensive acknowledgements he has received.


This award is offered in conjunction with the other ANZFSS travel scholarships offered by the NSW branch, prior to each ANZFSS symposium. This award is only open to current students (at the time of closure of applications for that year). It is Eric’s wish that a student member of the NSW branch is provided an opportunity they may otherwise not get. He extends help to students aspiring to attend a biennial ANZFSS symposium and enhance their career development through this award. Eric is the benefactor of this award that is offered to student members who may face adversity during their time of education. This biennial award is valued at $2,000.

Please contact the NSW Branch or for more information. More information can be found here.

Eric Murray Student Symposia Award