Dr Rodda’s study sheds light on the drinking behaviours of the individual. His technique can not only prove a person has consumed beer, but also what type of beer they were drinking. The results were achieved over a three year study which included five separate drinking studies of different kinds of beer involving five volunteers – under strict medical supervision – and their blood and urine measured using his developed technique. The results were fascinating and also indicated that beer consumption can be confirmed in the blood stream for at least six hours after a person reaches a level of .05.
VIFM’s Clinical Forensic Medicine staff to support new sexual assault support centre in Dandenong. $10 million centre brings Victoria Police, child protection, sexual assault counselling, nursing and forensic medical services together at one location. Four multidisciplinary centres now operating in Victoria.
Victoria’s re-developed, state-of-the-art coroners courts and Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine together make up a world-class facility and a centre of excellence in clinical forensic medicine expertise, death investigation and tissue banking, according to Attorney-General Robert Clark.
Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) is the formal process whereby multiple individuals who have died as a result of a single incident have their identity established through the application of scientifically proven techniques. The nature of most mass fatality incidents means that visual recognition is rarely an appropriate option, and even in those situations when the […]
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE HON ROBERT CLARK MP, ATTORNEY GENERAL Tuesday 22 July 2014 Victorian experts to assist in MH17 identification process Four Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) will today leave for Amsterdam to assist in efforts to identify the victims of the MH17 tragedy […]
Eminent forensic pathologist Professor Noel Woodford is the new director of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.