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

11 May 2022 - 11 May 2022

Facial recognition technology in criminal justice: Law, ethics, principles – Virtual Event

Dear ANZFSS member, Please join us for the next virtual event by the Wellington branch of the Australia New Zealand Forensic Science Society, which will be hosted on Zoom. Date and time: Wednesday,...

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28 April 2022 - 28 April 2022

NZFSS-CHC: KnowYourStuffNZ: Reducing the need for harm reduction

The organizers of the Christchurch branch of ANZFSS would like to invite you to a hybrid in-person + Zoom presentation by our guest speakers Anna Spurdle and Finn Boyle. WHEN: Thursday, April 28, ...

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24 March 2022 - 24 March 2022

NZFSS-CHC March 24: Protection vs Privacy Zoom Event

Kia ora everyone, The next event of the Christchurch Branch of the Australia New Zealand Forensic Science Society will be hosted on Zoom only, with no in-person component. Date and time: Thursday, ...

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