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Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Provides independent analysis to the NSW health and justice systems with specialist forensic medicine, forensic biology/DNA, illicit drugs analysis, chemical criminalistics, forensic and environmental toxicology testing and evidence recovery services. Operates from Newcastle, Lidcombe, North Ryde and Wollongong, supporting NSW Government agencies including NSW Police Force, NSW Coroner, NSW Health, Roads and Maritime Service, Corrective Services, Community Corrections and Communities and Justice.

Forensic & Analytical Science Service team

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Mr. Michael Symonds

Director, Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Michael Symonds is a member of the Australia New Zealand Forensic Executive Committee (ANZFEC) and the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)

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Dr. Santiago Vazquez

Operations Director

As Operations Director, Forensic & Environmental Toxicology, Dr Vazquez leads toxicology testing performed in coronial, drug and alcohol treatment programs, and drug driving cases within NSW

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Rebecca Gigli

Chief Operating Officer, Forensic Medicine

Rebecca Gigli is the Chief Operating Officer for Forensic Medicine

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Sharon Neville

Associate Director, Criminalistics

Sharon Neville is Associate Director, Criminalistics

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Dr. Isabel Brouwer

Chief Forensic Pathologist/Clinical Director, Forensic Medicine

Dr Isabel Brouwer is our Chief Forensic Pathologist and Clinical Director or Forensic Medicine

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Dr. Stephanie Hales

Associate Director, Integrations Science, Forensic & Analytical Science Service

Stephanie Hales ensures interdisciplinary operations and stakeholder requirements are highly integrated

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Mr. Scott Pearce

Emergency Manager

The NSW Health Pathology Emergency Management Unit (EMU) coordinates our emergency management efforts to prepare, prevent, respond and recover from all-hazard events

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