Dr Linzi Wilson-Wilde OAM

Dr Linzi Wilson-Wilde OAM is the Director of the NIFS. Linzi obtained her PhD at the University of

Canberra in species identification of Diprotodontia for wildlife crime investigations. Linzi has over 20

years’ experience in forensic science, having worked for Victoria Police, New South Wales Police

and the Australian Federal Police. During this time Linzi was involved in legislative reform, policy

development, the investigation of a number of high-profile murder cases, cold case reviews and the

highly publicised mass DNA screen in the town of Wee Waa, NSW. Linzi coordinated the DNA

analysis of all samples involved in the disaster victim identification and criminal investigation of the

Bali Bombing in October 2002. Recently Linzi has been involved in the development of forensic

specific Australian and International Standards and is the current Chair of ISO TC272 – Forensic

Sciences. Linzi is a member of the International Forensic Strategic Alliance and represents them on

the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor Scientific Advisory Board. Linzi has

received a Medal in the Order of Australia for her work and was inducted into the Victorian Honour

Roll of Women in 2014.