Forensic facial reconstruction

In 2011, the NSW Police Homicide Squad discovered the remains of a young woman in the notorious Belanglo State Forest.

Unable to make a positive identification, they called on Dr Susan Hayes to undertake a facial approximation (popularly called facial reconstruction) of the woman’s remains.

Join us this month as Dr Hayes discusses the methods used to estimate the young woman’s facial appearance, why they were applied, and following the woman’s identification in 2016, which of these methods were found to be effective, and which were not.

When Monday, 17 July 2017
Time 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements Doors open at 6:00pm
Refreshments Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP This is a free event. Please register to secure your seat.

Meet the presenter:

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Dr Susan Hayes is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Wollongong’s Centre for Archaeological Science. Her specialisation is human craniofacial variation, facial identification and using applied research to estimate facial appearance from the skull.

Dr Hayes’ past projects include significant palaoanthropological and archaeological remains from South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and Oceania, as well as forensic identifications in Australia, and is a keynote speaker for the 2017 International Association for Craniofacial Identification.


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