Upcoming Meetings


The Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 25th October at 6pm sharp which will be followed by a Public Presentation- ‘Trace Evidence and a Norfolk Island Murder’. See attached flyer for more information.

The Public Presentation is a ticketed fund-raising event, open to anyone to attend. So please invite anyone who may be interested in attending. Due to limited seating, please pre-purchase your ticket/s to avoid disappointment.

For Public Presentation bookings: https://members.anzfss.org/booking.php?id=92

Committee nomination and proxy authorisation forms will be uploaded to the QLD Branch webpage shortly.

Please submit committee nomination forms by 4pm 18th October 2018. Nominations for committee members will be added to the QLD Branch webpage in the week prior to the AGM. Please note that committee members are expected to attend at least 50% of committee meetings.

If you cannot attend the AGM in person, please remember to send in the proxy authorisation form, so you can nominate someone to vote on your behalf. Please submit proxy authorisation forms by 4pm 25th October 2018.

Forms can be returned to: qldbranch@anzfss.org

The AGM is for (financial) members only, with Associate Members unable to vote.

AGM / Public Presentation:
When: Thursday 25th October 2018, AGM at 6pm sharp, Public Presentation at 6.30pm sharp
Where: QPS Headquarters, 200 Roma Street, Brisbane


May 10th 2018

Presenter: Donna MacGregor Image may contain: 1 person

Lecturer in Anatomy  and Forensic Anthropology
Faculty of Health,
Biomedical Sciences, QUT

Sergeant, Scientific Section, Forensic Services Branch, Queensland Police Service

Donna MacGregor (Bachelor of Science (Honours) ’94) is an Army reservist and the only forensic anthropologist in the Army. Her role is to read skeletal remains to help determine identities.

In her day job, she’s a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) teaching anatomy and forensic anthropology, having previously worked for 10 years with the Queensland Police.

Donna MacGregor has seen death. As a forensic anthropologist, police officer and Army reservist, she’s seen it all. The UQ alumnus studies skeletons. It can be shocking, sometimes chilling, but always fascinating. Donna will be our Guest Speaker at the May 10th 2018 ANZFSS (Qld Branch) general meeting. 


February 26th 2018. 
Professor Jochen Mueller  
UQ Fellow
Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Jochen’s research focuses on monitoring of trace organic pollutants, including pioneering work on sources, fate, monitoring techniques (including development of passive sampling techniques) and trends in human exposure to trace contaminants. More recently his group has been leading research in the field of wastewater epidemiology.

Jochen joined Entox in 1997 and was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2012 to understand changes in chemical exposure through integrative sampling and systematic archiving. As part of his research program at Entox he has lead numerous national and international studies, such as Australia’s National Dioxin Program, the Brominated Flame Retardant Program and a major study to investigate bush-fire emissions (the results of which are included in the UNEP Toolkit). He works closely with governments (state, federal and international including UNEP) on the development of systematic monitoring strategies, including for protection of the Great Barrier Reef. As part of his Future Fellowship, he has established an extensive sample archive, the Australian Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB), to allow retrospective analysis of changes in pollutant exposure in Australia.

Jochen’s work on passive samplers, bioanalytical techniques for emerging chemicals and wastewater epidemiology has received support from ARC and numerous industry partners.