Western Australia Branch

The WA Branch of the ANZFSS aims to raise the profile of local forensic science in Western Australia whilst bringing together scientists, practitioners, students, and others interested in all things forensic. We engage our members through various professional, outreach, and social networking activities, in addition to awards supporting professional development. In 2020, the Branch established the Society’s first Student Representative Group (SRG). This initiative aims to promote collaboration and communication among students studying or interested in forensic science, strengthening our future forensic community.

Branch Executive

Anna Heavey

Manager for Quality, Safety, Training & Risk – PathWest
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Georgina Sauzier

Vice President
Senior Lecturer in Forensic & Analytical Chemistry - Curtin University
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Kari Pitts

Senior Mineralogist - ChemCentre
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Colby Hymus

Forensic Scientist for Research & Development - PathWest
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Committee Members

Simon Lewis

Professor in Forensic & Analytical Chemistry - Curtin University
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Jemma Berry

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Genetics - Edith Cowan University
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Ian Dadour

Forensic Entomologist - Source Certain
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Sarah McCabe

Laboratory Scientist - DPIRD
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Paola Magni

Associate Professor in Forensic Biology - Murdoch University
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Hannah Green

Illicit Drugs Chemist - ChemCentre
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Brendan Chapman

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science - Murdoch University
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Daniel Harrison

Forensic Toxicologist - ChemCentre
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Edda Guareschi

Adjunct Lecturer - Murdoch University
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Branch Awards

Frank Digwood Scholarship

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Professional Development Award

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Branch Events

18 October 2024 - 18 October 2024

Western Australian Forensic Science Forum 2024

The ANZFSS (WA Branch) is excited to announce the return of the Forensic Science Forum for 2024! This one-day symposium will showcase local student and practitioner work across all areas of forensi...

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Branch News

06/06/2024 | Western Australia

WA Branch News 2024

  It’s been a busy time for the WA branch! First, our face-to-face seminar program is back in full swing. In February we were delighted to host Angus Newton (ESR New Zealand) sharing key les...

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05/04/2023 | General

Western Australia Branch News: Hot Off The Press for 2023

After three years of virtual events, the Western Australia branch has kicked off 2023 with a return to our in-person seminar series. On Wednesday 22nd March, we were given a glimpse behind the scen...

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04/07/2022 | General

WA Branch 2022 Symposium Award Recipients

The Western Australian Branch are delighted to announce the WA recipients of ANZFSS Symposium Awards to attend the 25th International Symposium, to be held in Brisbane in September 2022. Both the N...

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21/02/2022 | General

Inaugural Forensic Science Forum

Conceptualised after the cancellation of the IAFS/ANZFSS Symposium initially planned for 2020, the WA Branch hosted its Inaugural Forensic Science Forum on 1 October 2021. The program featured gues...

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