Panel of Advisers

Forensic Foundations is supported by an outstanding Panel of Advisers with over 200 years of forensic science and law experience behind them. They are:

Mr Geoff Johnson
Director, Rucker Financial
Geoff is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a registered tax agent and registered company auditor.

Professor Paul Kirkbride
Professor of Forensic Science, Flinders University
Paul has held the roles of Assistant Director-Science Forensic Science SA, Manager of Business Programs, National Institute of Forensic Science, Melbourne, and Chief Scientist with the Forensic and Data Centres portfolio of the Australian Federal Police

Emeritus Prof. Hilton Kobus
Hilton started in forensic science in Zimbabwe. He then moved to the Australian National University in 1981 as a research fellow funded by the Australian Federal Police. In 1984, Hilton joined Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA) as Chief Scientist and became Director of FSSA from 1997-2007.

Professor Tony Raymond AM
Director, Strategic Forensics
Tony commenced his forensic science career in Zimbabwe, but is most well known for his work as Assistant Director (Biology) Victoria Police and Director, NSW Police Forensic Services Group  and Director, National Institute of Forensic Science. Tony was the principal scientist in the Royal Commission of Inquiry in the Chamberlain Convictions and in the McLeod-Lindsay Inquiry.

Dr Henry Roberts
Henry commenced his forensic science career in 1981, at the Norman McCallum Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Melbourne, where he worked in the areas of forensic biology and forensic chemistry. From 1988 to 2000 he was head of the DNA analysis laboratory. He had been working the DNA analysis and interpretation area since that time as Team Leader, Branch Manager, and senior case worker. Dr Roberts ‘retired’ in 2008 and now works part-time focusing solely on the interpretation biological material particularly in relation to the DNA profiles.

Mr Alastair Ross AM
Director, Forensic Advisory International
Alastair commenced his forensic science career in 1976 at Forensic Science, South Australia. Alastair was the inaugural Director of the National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) between 1992 – 2003. Alastair was appointed Director of the Victoria Police Forensic Science Centre in 2003 and served until 2008 when he re-joined NIFS as Director.

Professor Anne Wallace
Associate Head of School College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe Law School. 
Prior to this appointment, Anne was Head of School of Law & Justice at ECU, Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Business, Government & Law at the University of Canberra and Deputy Executive Director for the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration. Anne’s interests are in the areas of Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence Law, Forensic Evidence & Law and issues in Justice Administration.