Supporting the NSW justice system through independent scientific evidence analysis.
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). He has prior experience in clinical service provision as a diagnostic radiographer and has extensive experience in health service leadership, having previously held the roles of Director Hunter New England Imaging and BreastScreen NSW HNE and General Manager of the John Hunter Hospital. He has also participated in multiple missions as a technical cooperation expert with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
As the State Controller for NSW Health Pathology, Michael is responsible for service wide emergency management response.
It is Michael’s great privilege to lead the Forensic & Analytical Science Service and to work alongside our expert teams across the forensic and environmental sciences and forensic medicine as they provide the highest quality services to the NSW community.