Forensic science excellence tops alumni brilliance
A leading forensics investigator who has brought comfort to Australian families by recovering and identifying victims of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy has been honoured as UTS’s newest Luminary.
Dr Simon Walsh received the highest accolade at the 2014 UTS Alumni Awards - the Chancellor's Award for Excellence for unparalleled contribution to forensic science. He is now counted among a select number of brilliant UTS alumni as a Luminary of the University.
In addition to his extraordinary research output, Dr Walsh was responsible for developing Australia’s first bachelor degree in forensic biology at UTS.
Today he is widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost forensic authorities. As Chief Scientist, Forensics for the Australian Federal Police (AFP), he has led reforms and initiatives that have significantly expanded the nation’s capabilities in the field and contributed greatly to growing capability elsewhere in the region.
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