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Welcome to ANZFSS ACT Branch 2018!

Upcoming Events

NEWSFLASH:  March 6th Event and Dr. Itiel Dror Workshop May 7th & 8th

Influential Women in Forensics in the ACT – March 6th 

Please join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and hear from some influential women in forensics in the ACT. These women are from varying disciplines and backgrounds and will be presenting about their journey, how they got to where they are and some challenges that they met along the way. There will also be a panel discussion so that you can ask any burning questions that you may have in regard to career paths or how to juggle your work-life balance. Our presenters include:

Dr. Sarah Benson
Chief Forensic Scientist, Specialist Operations, Australian Federal Police

Associate Professor Tamsin Kelly
Program Director (Forensic and Environmental Sciences), University of Canberra

Kate Sloan
A/g Coordinator Criminalistics, Specialist Operations, Australian Federal Police

Amy Sutton
Senior Forensic Chemist, ACT Government Analytical Laboratory

Details:  Tuesday 6th of March.  

Arrive 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

CIT Bruce Campus, Block K, Room 107

Members: Free, Non-Members: $5.00 at the door

A selection of light refreshments will be provided for your enjoyment on the night.

Please RSVP using the link by COB on Thursday 1st March.

FLYER – Influential Women in Forensics in the ACT

***  Mechandise: ACT Branch currently has a limited run of yellow “Crime Scene” woven scarves available now for $25. The scarves are of high quality and will be sure to keep you warm and stylish throughout the Canberra winter!  The scarves will be on display and available for purchase at the International Women’s Day presentation on Tuesday 6th March at CIT Bruce.  Once the current stock is sold, a back-order list will be established. If you’re unable to attend on the night, express your interest in our merchandise by email, or visit our stall at future events!***


Full details in link below regarding registration, payment and scholarships.

Dr Dror May 2018 ANZFSS ACT Branch Workshop Registration Form A_Branch Scholarship Application Form B

Future Events

Tuesday 3rd April: “The Evolution of Improvised Explosive Devices”, presented by Professor Clive Williams, Australian National University
Thursday 26th April:  “AFTER: Death, Decomposition and Detector Dogs”, presented by Professor Shari Forbes, University of Technology Sydney


Police Technology Forum Canberra March 2018.

The forum explores emerging technologies, information security, communications systems, tactical surveillance and other innovations in equipment.Forensic issues in a practical policing context. See

To view previous events and presentations, clickhere.

Member Testimonials

“As a student with very little industry exposure it was an incredibly positive experience interacting with so many industry professionals. By making friends and developing contacts, I was able to gain insights into what the industry is like directly from those working within it … another great opportunity to explore part of the industry not available to most. To other forensic science students out there, these opportunities are ones to look out for … the exposure you’ll receive to the industry is priceless.” – Samuel, speaking on his experience at the Bloodstain Pattern Analysis II workshop in April 2017. Click here for the full article.

ANZFSS National Notices

ANZFSS 24th International Symposium
Forensic Science Without Borders
9th – 13th September 2018
Perth, Western Australia

Official ANZFSS 2018 Website | Twitter @anzfss2018




Contact the ANZFSS ACT Branch

ANZFSS ACT Branch Secretary:

The Secretary,  ANZFSS (ACT Branch)
PO Box 3601
Weston ACT 2611


Please note that other members of the ACT Branch Committee may be contacted via the provided details.