Forensic Pathologist #ID1211

ID1211 has over thirty years of experience as a forensic pathologist, having fulfilled a range of practical, advisory, and academic positions. He has a broad field of expertise having completed consultancy work in all areas of forensic medicine including injury assessment, toxicology, and medical negligence.

ID1211 is well practiced in the medico-legal field, having provided evidence as a retained consultant both throughout Australia and abroad. He has assisted in a range of proceedings including criminal, civil, coronial and family law.

A highly qualified professional, ID1211 was educated internationally before completing postgraduate studies in both the United States and New Zealand. Now at Sydney University, he is an accomplished author within his academic field and the holder of multiple fellowships.

Professionally, ID1211 has served in varied roles including secondments to AusAID and the Australian Federal Police for important projects. He also serves as a Wing Commander within the Royal Australian Air Force Reserves.

Career Highlights

  • Consulting Forensic Pathologist and Principal

    1991 – Present
    Forensic Medicine Consultancy

    Carried out consultancy work in various aspects of forensic medicine and forensic science, providing opinions to both defence and prosecution counsels in numerous areas of legal practice.

  • Wing Commander

    Present
    Royal Australian Air Force Standby Reserve

    Duties have included air crash investigation, provision of medico-legal reports and expert testimony at military courts, and training medical officers.

  • Clinical Director

    1988 – 2015
    Department of Forensic Medicine

    Conducted death investigations for the coroner, extensively attended courts as an expert witness, trained medical students, and supervised registrars for admission to fellowships.

  • Forensic Consultant

    2005
    Australian Federal Police

    Performed autopsies on victims and perpetrators of the Bali Bombings for the purposes of identification and trace evidence collection.

  • Retained Consultant

    1996
    AusAID

    Provided technical advice for Papua New Guinea on forensic medicine matters including establishing a national forensic pathology service, while teaching at the University of PNG and upskilling local medical staff.

  • Media

    Present
    Print, Radio, Television

    Has been frequently involved with the media as an interviewed expert, background technical advisor, plot and technical advisor, and deliverer of public interest lectures.

Education Highlights

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Medicine in Forensic Pathology
  • Postgraduate research fellow in the Department of Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Diploma in Aviation Medicine
  • Certificate in Early Management of Severe Trauma
  • Executive Clinical Leadership Programme, Clinical Excellence Commission

Employment Highlights

  • Conjoint Associate Professor, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • Clinical Professor
  • Clinical Director, Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Consultant State Pathologist

Membership Highlights

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Member of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine
  • Member of the Australian Society of Air Safety Investigators.
  • Member of Clinical Council, NSW Health Pathology
  • Member of Trauma Committees of Royal North Shore Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital and St George Hospital

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