New South Wales Branch

Servicing the largest population of all ANZFSS branches, the NSW branch aims to provide information and networking opportunities to meet the needs of our members across the state, covering the diverse spectrum of forensic science.

We actively encourage engagement from our members, and offer a range of online and in-person events to cater to the nature of our widespread membership base. We have a range of generous scholarships available to members to facilitate conference attendance and professional development.

Branch Executive

Dr Jennifer Raymond

President
Research Coordinator - NSW Police Force
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Dr. Greta Frankham

Vice President
Conservation Geneticist and Wildlife Forensic Scientist
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Lauren Atwood

Secretary
Research Officer - NSW Police Force
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Madelen Chikhani

Treasurer
Accreditation Specialist (Forensics) - NATA

Committee Members

Alex Summerell

Forensic Biologist - NSW Health (FASS)
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Caitlin Andrew

Technical Officer - NSW Health (FASS)

Dr. Catherine Hitchcock

Senior Scientist - NSW Health (FASS)
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Ciara Devlin

PhD Candidate - UTS
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Dr. David Bruce

Doctor Of Medicine - NSW Health (FASS)

Domenic Raneri

Gavin Henderson

Dr. Hayley Green

Senior Lecturer - WSU
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Joel Wazcsuk

Forensic Firearm Expert
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Louise Wallis

Crime Scene Officer - NSW Police Force
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Michael Whyte

Fingerprint Expert - NSW Police Force
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Michele Franco

Dr. Nicole Cattarossi

Intelligence Analyst - NSW Police Force
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Nicole Wyner

Committee Member

Olivia Burton

Committee Member

Dr. Phil Maynard

Senior Lecturer - UTS
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Dr. Robert Ebeyan

Lecturer in Forensic Science - WSU

Dr. Rylee Lam

Research Officer - Fire and Rescue NSW
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Dr. Scott Chadwick

Senior Lecturer - UTS

Sharni Collins

PhD Candidate - UTS
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Dr. Val Spikmans

Senior Lecturer - WSU
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Eric Murray

Honorary Committee Member
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Alison Sears

Public Officer

Branch Awards

Eric Murray Award, Professional Achievement Award

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Eric Murray Award, Student Symposium Award

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Michael Dawson Award, ANZFSS Symposia Award

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Branch Events

22 July 2022 - 22 July 2022

Ballistics – Hollywood vs. Science

Forensic firearms examiners may be the dark horses of forensics – often last to the scene, they have a poke around, point at holes, look for shiny metal stuff, take some photos, ask crime sce...

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