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Dr Linzi Wilson-Wilde OAM

Dr Linzi Wilson-Wilde is the most senior woman scientist working in Forensic Science and wildlife species identification across Aust and NZ.

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In her position as General Manager, National Institute of Forensic Science (part of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency), Linzi provides cross-jurisdictional strategic advice to law enforcement bodies across Australia and New Zealand.

In this role, Linzi has been responsible for facilitating the introduction of an expanded Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Marker System in Australia; standardisation of the interpretation of DNA evidence for Australia's courts; and the development and publication of standards for the Australian forensic science community.

After the Bali bombings in October 2002, Linzi was appointed to lead the victim identification team, coordinating the DNA analysis of all samples involved in the disaster victim identification and criminal investigation.

In 2003, Linzi was awarded the Order of Australia and the Police Operations Medal - Operation Alliance. These honours represent official recognition of the value and exceptional contribution she made in very stressful circumstances in the wake of the Bali Bombing.

In keeping with her ethos of giving back to community, Linzi is committed to encouraging the next generation of scientists. She is active in mentoring both high school and university students in forensic related projects and careers.