Professor Stephen Cordner
Head VIFM International Programs
Professor Cordner has a particular expertise in mass casualty management, disaster victim identification and international forensic medical capacity development.
He is particularly committed to teaching and has undertaken or organised specialist forensic medical training in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Uganda, Namibia, Palestine and Afghanistan.
Professor Cordner deployed to the Philippines for a month in late 2013 to provide advice to the WHO on mass casualty management following the devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan. In 2014 he deployed to Liberia for the ICRC to provide advice on Ebola infection control related to dead body management. Professor Cordner travelled to Nepal in 2015 following the earthquakes for the ICRC to provide advice on disaster victim identification.
He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva and has undertaken forensic medical investigative work in Kosovo; East Timor; Fiji; and Bali as well as extensive case work in Australia.
Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to forensic medicine and pathology nationally and internationally.
Medal of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia – for service in Bali following the bombings
Medal of the World Association of Societies of Pathology – for service to forensic pathology internationally.