About the Author
Soren Blau is the Senior Forensic Anthropologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University. She undertakes domestic and international forensic anthropology casework, as well as lectures and delivers training to forensic practitioners and related stakeholders in Australia and overseas In 2013 Sorenwas awarded The Sir William Kilpatrick Churchill Fellowship to study technical aspects of analysis and interpretation of skeletal trauma in medico-legal investigations. David Ranson is the Deputy Director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University. He is a specialist in forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine with a strong professional interest in Medical Law. He regularly is consulted by legal practitioners both in Australia and overseas regarding the provision of medico-legal advice in the fields of forensic pathology, clinical forensic medicine and coronial law. In the last 10 years he has been particularly involved in the establishment and working of a number of specialist death investigation and research units aimed at preventing avoidable death and injury. Chris O'Donnell is a clinical Radiologist who was instrumental in the installation of a CT scanner into the mortuary of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. His expertise is in integration of imaging into forensic practice including identification of deceased persons culminated in an important role in the Black Saturday bushfires. This was the first time in history that PMCT has been used in such a mass scale for disaster victim identification. Based on that experience his input has been pivotal in the formation of standards for the use of radiology in mass disaster.