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.
Originally from New Zealand where she studied, Kerrie now resides in Perth where she is a shift radiographer at a busy metro hospital in general radiology, cardiology and is starting MRI training. Kerrie joined the ANZ committee at the start of the 2019 and has DVI training.
Deborah is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Debbie has previously combined her teaching role as discipline leader for MRS at QUT with an active clinical role specializing in Computed Tomography.
MASc, MAsc, GCert, GCert
Rebecca is from New Zealand, where she studied and after spending some time working in Australia, she is now back in New Zealand working as a general radiographer. As one of the inaugural ANZ committee members has been involved in many of the ANZ branch projects and enjoys learning new skills in order to contribute quality evidence in forensic cases.
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.
BSc (Hons), MSc, MSc, MSc, Prof.Cert.
Courtney is from Perth, WA but living in the UK currently and is one of the inaugural members of the ANZ branch Committee. She has an interest in DVI and Post Mortem CT and has completed DVI training in both Australia and the UK . Courtney is a member of the UKFRRT and Kenyon International.
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.
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.
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.