Past Award Recipients

Rebecca Kendrew Award

2016: Dr Jodie Ward

Forensic Biologist, NSW Forensic & Analytical Science Service. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“Recommendations for the establishment of an Australian DNA identification program for unidentified human remains and missing persons.”

 

2016: Alexandra Summerell

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“Development of forensically informative DNA markers for the short beaked echidna and their utility in pedigree testing and application in wildlife trade.”

 

2014: Dr David Bruce

Senior Forensic Biologist, NSW Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Abstract title:

“CaseStudy: From blood groups to STR Mix – How improved DNA profiling technology provided crucial evidence in a cold case.”

 

2012: Melanie Meredith

University of Auckland

Abstract title:

“The application of laser microdissection to DNA profiling of spermatozoa in forensic casework.”

 

Michael Dawson Award

2016: Dr Katie Nizio

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“Advantages of using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography – Time of Flight
Mass Spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS) for the analysis of ignitable liquids in fire debris.”

 

2016: Mackenzie de la Hunty

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“An overview of the physical developer technique and its significance for the development of fingermarks on porous substrates.”

 

2014: Dr Jennifer Raymond

Forensic Services Branch, NSW Police Force

Abstract title:

“Evidence Recovery: A discipline in its own right?”

 

2012: Dr Kate Grimwood

University of Technology Sydney

Abstract title:

“Time till flashover in large scale test burns as a function of polyurethane content in a cell or structure.”

 

Eric Murray Award

2016: Rolanda Lam

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“Fingermark-SELEX: A Novel Approach to Developing Immunogenic Reagents for Fingermark Detection.”

 

2016: Alicia Khuu

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“Investigation and Comparison of One-Step Luminescent Cyanoacrylate Fuming.”

 

2014: Laura McGrath

University of Technology Sydney

Abstract title:

“An investigation of false response causation in detection dogs.”

 

2014: Verena Taudte

University of Technology Sydney. Highly Commended.

Abstract title:

“The development and comparison of techniques for the combined collection of organic and inorganic gunshot residues.”

 

2012: Susan Luong

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“Transformation of morphine analogues to their keto derivatives by urinary adulteration with PCC: potential issue for workplace drug testing.”

 

2012: Michael Wood

University of Technology Sydney. Joint winner.

Abstract title:

“A novel approach to fingermark detection and enhancement using aptamer-based reagents.”