ANZFSS Executive

The ANZFSS Executive is:

President:Professor Adrian LINACRE, Flinders University, SA (since 2016)Adrian works at Flinders University and leads the forensic DNA research group. The main goals of the research team are to develop new methods of obtaining DNA data from sub-optimal traces of DNA. This is for both human and wildlife DNA typing. A list of recent publications can be found at this link.
Vice-President:Mrs Alison SEARS, Forensic & Analytical Science Service, NSW Government (since 2016)Alison is a Senior Forensic Biologist in the Case Management Unit, NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service (NSW FASS). Operationally, she is involved with the analysis and reporting of DNA testing for criminal and coronial matters including DVI, as well as providing expert evidence to the Courts of NSW. Alison is an experienced bloodstain pattern analyst, is a certified trainer and assessor, and strongly involved with many facets of industry-related research, development and teaching.
James Curran Vice-President (New Zealand): Professor James CURRAN, The University of Auckland  (non-elected position; President of New Zealand Forensic Science Society) (since 2016)James works at the University of Auckland in the Department of Statistics. His area of interest is broadly in statistical problems in forensic science. He has published widely on DNA and glass, especially in the areas of interpretation. A list of recent journal publications can be found here.
Kate Grimwood Treasurer: Dr Kate GRIMWOOD (since 2016)
Secretary: Dr Carolyne BIRD, Forensic Science SA (since 2016)Carolyne is the Science Leader – Document Examination Section, and Senior Forensic Scientist at Forensic Science SA. She has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the Flinders University of South Australia, and a Doctor of Philosophy from La Trobe University, Melbourne, for which she undertook research into the skill of forensic handwriting experts in identifying disguised and simulated handwritten text.
Claude Roux Immediate Past President: Professor Claude ROUX, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW (since 2016; President 2010-2016)

Past members of the ANZFSS Executive:

Year President Vice-President NZ Vice-President Treasurer Secretary Public Officer
2014 – 2016 Claude Roux Anna Davey Matt Gittos Chris Lennard James Wallman
2010 – 2014 Claude Roux James Robertson Mary-Anne Kegting/Matt Gittos Chris Lennard James Wallman Anna Davey
2008 – 2010 Bill Crick Cathie Allen Mary-Anne Kregting Lindon Smallwood Darren Pobar Anna Davey
2006 – 2008 Bill Crick Brad Hall Chris Budge Lindon Smallwood Darren Pobar Anna Davey
2004 – 2006 Bill Crick Brad Hall Chris Budge Michael Holohan Darren Pobar Anna Davey
2002 – 2004 Paul Stewart Bill Crick Robert Winchester Michael Holohan Darren Pobar Anna Davey
2000 – 2002 David Griffiths Karl Kent Penny Costello Rod Brightman Keith Howard Alistair Ross
1998 – 2000 David Griffiths Karl Kent Penny Costello Rod Brightman Keith Howard Alistair Ross
1996 – 1998 David Griffiths Karl Kent Penny Costello Rod Brightman Keith Howard Alistair Ross
1994 – 1996 Hilton Kobus Chris McKenzie Trevor Morley Peter Felgate Ian Riebeling
1992 – 1996 Hilton Kobus Chris McKenzie Trevor Morley Peter Felgate Ian Riebeling
1990 – 1992 Tony Raymond Lionel Sharman
1988 – 1990 Peter Thatcher