The ANZ Branch of IAFR covers Australia and New Zealand
The Australian and New Zealand branch of the IAFR was formed in 2018. There is little known about the scope of forensic radiography practices in these countries and there is limited awareness of how forensic radiography cases are managed and recorded. We aim to promote awareness of forensic radiography throughout Australia and New Zealand and provide a network for radiographers to seek support and education within this field.
What We Do?
The branch is working to:
- Establish current forensic radiography practices in Australia and New Zealand
- Develop guidelines for best practice in forensic radiography
- Provide opportunities for professional development and education in this field
- Create a network of radiographers undertaking forensic radiography
- Establish a Forensic Radiography Response Team of trained forensic radiographers to be deployed within Australia or New Zealand, in a disaster situation should Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) processes need to be carried out
ANZ Branch Research
ANZ Branch Committee
The branch has a committee, elected from the membership, that works within its constitution.
Kerrie is from New Zealand and recently returned home after a few years in Australia where she is now studying and working in MRI. Kerrie joined the ANZ committee at the start of the 2019 & has completed the ANZ IAFRs DVI training.
Tony is from Newcastle and is an inaugural member of the ANZ committee. Although technically retired, Tony provides radiography education to chiropractors at Macquarie university, gives radiographer input into the Mortuary Technician program at Western Sydney University and works as casual forensic radiographer for the NSW Department of Health mortuary services.
Vicki is originally from New Zealand, now living and working in Queensland. She has undertaken a variety of academic and clinical roles, holding positions on the ASMIRT, NZIMRT and Queensland CEC committees.
Amber qualified at the end of 2008 and worked for some years in Auckland as a general and CT radiographer. She relocated to Christchurch in 2016 to do CT exclusively, where she was introduced to post-mortem imaging and how it complements traditional autopsy. Amber is currently working towards a postgraduate qualification in medical imaging through Auckland University.
BSc (Hons), MSc, MSc, MSc, Prof.Cert.
Carlie worked at the Alfred Hospital after graduating before moving to Darwin. She is now the lead forensic radiographer for the Top End Health Service where they perform post mortem CT.
Margaux studied in Queensland, where she currently works across multiple modalities including CT, MRI and general x-ray and has gained experience in post mortem foetal MRI. Margaux joined the ANZ committee in 2020.
For any specific queries relating to the ANZ Branch, please e-mail us. You can also join our Facebook group for further information and discussion on forensic imaging.