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

Rachel Nickerson

Kia ora, I have been involved in NZFSS since 2003
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James Curran

I am a Professor of Statistics, and currently Head of Department at the University of Auckland. Most of my career has been spent on...
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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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Pritika Ravji

I have been NZFSS Secretary and a NZFSS member since 2021.
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Cameron Johnson

I’ve been an ANZFSS member since 2010
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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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Viktoria Papp

I am an independent forensic linguist (MSc Forensic Speech Science, U of York; MA Forensic Linguistics, U of Cardiff, PhD Speech Science, Rice U)
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Eva To

I’m a Senior Fingerprint Officer based at the Upper North Island Forensic Fingerprint Services, NZ Police
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Angela Clark

Committee Members

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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Bradley Ivory

I am Senior Forensic Technician in the Physical Evidence Team of ESR
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Anjali Gupta

Living in Auckland until May 2021 completing a PhD
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Branch Events

22 September 2022 - 22 September 2022

Networking & brainstorming session

Tēnā tātou, We would like to invite you all to our next in-person-only networking and brainstorming session to be held at the Media Room at the Police central on Thursday, Sept 22. WHAT: Network...

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15 September 2022 - 15 September 2022

Kia ora koutou We would like to invite you all to the next Ōtepoti Forensic Science Society seminar.  How much pressure can the neck take Non-fatal strangulation and sexual assaults in Dunedin ...

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17 August 2022 - 17 August 2022

From Fossils to Forensics

From Fossils to Forensics: the many and varied applications of trace and environmental DNA kia ora koutou You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Aug 17, 2022 6 PM New Zealand Professor Mike Bunce...

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