What happens AFTER death? Professor Shari Forbes finds out
Death keeps no calendar, but Professor Shari Forbes’ research on body decomposition works towards establishing how long it has been since a person has died.
Professor Forbes was the driving force behind the establishment of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) in 2015, located in the Blue Mountains. It’s the nation’s first facility that allows scientists to study the decomposition of human cadavers.
“Most of my work is focused on odour profiling, and predominantly as it applies to forensic evidence,” Forbes explains.
Read the full story in the Centre for Forensic Science news.