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

Georgina Sauzier

Senior Lecturer PhD (Chemistry)
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Simon Lewis

Vice President
Professor of Forensic and Analytical Chemistry PhD (Chemistry)
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Kari Pitts

Senior Mineralogist PhD (Forensic Chemistry), MSc (Forensic Geology) and MSc (Forensic Science)
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Hannah Green

Chemist (Illicit Drugs) in Forensic Chemistry BSc (Hons) Chemistry
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Committee Members

John McGinn

Forensic Document Examiner ANZFSS Professional Member
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Ian Dadour

Professor Forensic Entomology (FE) PhD (Zoology)
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Sarah McCabe

Chemist and Research Officer in Forensic Toxicology, BSc (Chemistry), BSc (Biomedical Science), and BForensics (Forensic Biology and Toxicology)
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Paola Magni

Senior Lecturer PhD (Biology) - Forensic Entomology
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Linda Sengsourinho

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Jemmy Bouzin

PhD Candidate (Chemistry) MSc (Forensic Science)
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Edda Guareschi

Medicine Doctor, Forensic Pathologist, Adjunct Lecturer M.Sc.(Forensic Anthropology), PhD Candidate (Forensic Biology)
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Brendan Chapman

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science BSc (Hons) Molecular Biology
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Branch Awards

Frank Digwood Scholarship

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Professional Development Award

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Branch Events

11 May 2022 - 11 May 2022

WA Branch Webinar – Morten Allentoft: A Brief Prehistory of Europe Written in Ancient DNA

The WA Branch invites you to join us for our next virtual webinar, to be held via Zoom on Wednesday 11th May 2022, commencing at 6:30 pm AWST. Please check your timezone if you will be joining us f...

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7 April 2022 - 7 April 2022


The WA Branch of the ANZFSS are pleased to re-launch our webinar series for 2022! We invite you to join us on Thursday 7th April 2022 to hear from our first speaker:Zoe Cadwell: Forensic Archaeolog...

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Branch News

July 4, 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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February 21, 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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