A bit of biting

Invited Speaker: Associate Professor Alex Forrest (Griffith University)

Alex is currently Associate Professor of Forensic Odontology at Griffith University and Discipline Head of Forensic Science at the School of Natural Sciences. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1979 and took an MDSc from UQ in 1999. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Maxillofacial Pathology in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (Forensic Odontology), and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

He has been a Consultant Forensic Odontologist with Queensland Health since 1994 and has performed forensic casework since 1985 with Queensland Health. He has given forensic evidence in all levels of Queensland Courts as well as interstate and internationally.

In 2000, he was principal forensic witness in a landmark Queensland criminal case that triggered amendments to the Double Jeopardy rules around Australia.

Alex has also taught anatomy of the human head and neck to Dental students since 1978.

His particular research interests lie with digital technologies in forensic identification and bite mark analysis and comparison.

Presentation: A bit of biting