New Zealand Branch

The New Zealand Forensic Science Society (NZFSS) is governed by a National Council and has event organising branches in:

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Ōtautahi Christchurch

Ōtepoti Dunedin.

While some events are in-person due to the nature of the topic, the majority are available online, making them accessible to society members throughout the country. NZFSS members include forensic practitioners, scientists, researchers, Police, post graduate forensic students and those with an intertest in forensic science from across the country.

National Council and Branch Chairs

Dr Vica Papp

I am a dual forensic-biometric identification specialist (MSc Forensic Speech Science, U of York; MA Forensic Linguistics, U of Cardiff, PhD Speech Science, Rice U).
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Julian Atkins

I started work in the NZ Police in 1990 and trained over 5 years to qualify as a NZ police fingerprint expert
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Dr Robyn Somerville

I am a Senior Forensic Scientist working at ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd)
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Rachel Nickerson

Kia ora, I have been involved in NZFSS since 2003, while still completing my Master’s degree at Auckland University.
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Dr Angela Clark

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Sally Ann Harbison

I am a Senior Science Leader and the DNA Technical Leader of the Forensic Biology Group of Environmental Science and Research Inc (ESR)
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Anjali Gupta

I am a Senior Statistician at Oritain Global Limited, New Zealand and Honorary Academic at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
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