The launch of the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) at the University of Technology Sydney marks a significant milestone for a facility that relies on death, generosity and partnership in equal measure.
A first in the Southern Hemisphere, built through successful Australian Research Council funding, AFTER is a unique body donation facility dedicated to the study of human decomposition and forensic science.
UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Glenn Wightwick recognised the 14 academic, police and forensic agency partners for their engagement in innovative, applied research that enhances the way death investigations are conducted in Australia.
“The world-leading research conducted by AFTER has the potential to revolutionise the way police and forensic authorities approach murders and missing persons cases. This important work – a perfect example of applied forensic science research – can lessen the impact of mass disasters and other unnatural deaths on families and the community.”
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