Australian Capital Territory Branch

The ANZFSS ACT Branch Inc represents the academic and forensic science interests of its members. Being based in Australia’s capital city, home to the headquarters of most federal agencies employing Forensic Scientists, the ACT Branch is uniquely positioned to reflect on the application of the forensic sciences in the Australian government, and current research supporting national policy.

The ACT Branch brings together scientists, police, criminalists, pathologists, biometric experts, academics and members of the legal profession actively involved in the forensic sciences.

With experience and enthusiasm, the ACT Branch Committee strive to showcase early-career researchers, host regular branch meetings and visits to places of forensic interest, facilitate presentations by experts on local and national cases of interest, and engage with members to offer networking opportunities and boost professional development.

Membership is invited from all persons with bona fide interests in forensic science and members are required to adhere to a Code of Professional Practice.

Branch Executive

Annalise Wrzeczycki

President
I am a Forensic Document Examiner & Forensic Facial Image Examiner.
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Amy Davies

Vice President
I’m a Chemist and Lab Manager with 15 years of experience in forensic, medical and regulatory science environments.
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Hannah Barrett

Secretary
I am the ACT Branch Secretary and have been working as a Forensic Chemist since 2018.
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Jodie Green

Treasurer
I specialise in facial comparison, forensic accounting and forensic quality management systems.
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Committee Members

Dr Jo Bunford

I am a Senior Forensic Chemist with 20 years’ experience in both the UK and Australia examining trace evidence including glass, paint and polymers.
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Stewart Pope

I’m a forensic identification subject matter expert, specialising in biometrics and laboratory management.
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Joe Meikle

I am a Forensic Chemist and hold a Bachelor of Forensic Science, with Honours and a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University.
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Caitlin Schmaal

I am a Forensic Chemist and hold an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Science) from Flinders University
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Dr LaTara Rust

I am a Forensic Chemist reporting on glass, ignitable liquid residues, and explosives.
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Russell Stuart

With over 20 years forensic teaching experience, I am currently a Senior Teacher with the CIT Health, Community Science College – Forensic Studies.
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Kirsten Randle

As the current academic coordinator for the Faculty of Science and Technology at Canberra Uni, I have always had a passion for forensic science...
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