Eric Murray Award

Eric Murray, an ANZFSS Life Member, has been paving the way for forensic science for the better part of 40 years. Eric is semi-retired from the Forensic Unit Corrections Health as Nursing Unit Manager but is still actively involved on the committee for the NSW Branch of the ANZFSS.

Eric’s career started in nursing and involved many aspects of the nursing profession. However, he has also spanned chemistry, occupational health and industrial safety, rescue response, profiling and incident reconstruction in various roles.

The NSW Branch of the ANZFSS is not alone in acknowledging Eric’s lifetime achievements. Eric’s service to industry and the community has been recognised by the NSW Government for community service including service to the NSW Ambulance and State Emergency Services. In addition, Eric has received awards from Her Majesty for his contribution to Scouting and the St John Ambulance Service throughout his life. Eric is tireless in his work to help others and that is shown by the extensive acknowledgements he has received.

It is Eric’s wish that a student member of the NSW Branch is provided an opportunity they may otherwise not get. He extends help to students aspiring to attend a biennial ANZFSS Symposium and enhance their career development through this award. Eric is the benefactor of this award that is offered to student members who may face adversity during their time of education. This biennial award, valued at $1,000 is open to current students only.