Dr Chris O’Donnell


Dr. Chris O’Donnell is a consultant forensic radiologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), and adjunct senior lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.  He works both as a clinical radiologist at MIA Victoria and forensic radiologist with speciality interest in cross-sectional imaging including MRI.  He was involved in the installation of one of the world’s first mortuary-based CT scanners at VIFM in 2005.  He has trained forensic pathologists and radiologists in post mortem CT (PMCT) from Japan, Korea, Malaysia, UAE, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Netherlands and Canada.  He has also been convenor of a very successful annual short course in PMCT interpretation for Monash University, now part of their Masters of Forensic Medicine programme.  He regularly provides expert radiological opinion on forensic matters to the Victorian State Coroner and to the criminal justice system of Victoria and other Australian states. He is the past chair of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, and recent convenor of the annual Congress of that society in Melbourne, May 2018.