Afterlife is a web series that explores what goes on behind the doors at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Coroners Court of Victoria.
Join Meshel Laurie and Catherine McClements as they interview Melbourne’s real Silent Witness and meet some of Australia’s top forensic and legal experts, including forensic pathologists, anthropologists, toxicologists, odontologists, molecular biologists, physicians and coroners.
Afterlife Season Teaser
Here is a short taste of the exciting new series, Afterlife, coming soon.
Season 1 Episode 1
Episode 1 - The First 48 Hours
The first 24 hours of your death is the busiest day of your life. Join Catherine Mc Clements when she discovers what happens when someone dies unexpectedly, accidently or in suspicious circumstances.
Season 1 Episode 2
Episode 2: Fascinating Forensics
It’s not always like it is on TV but it’s still incredibly fascinating. Join Meshel Laurie as she meets some of Australia’s top forensic experts and learns about their amazing careers. You’ll hear from forensic pathologists, anthropologists, toxicologists, molecular biologists and entomologists, among many others.
Season 1 Episode 3
Episode 3: Cases That Still Haunt Us
These guys have certainly seen it all and very little scares them but there’s always the occasional case that affects them for life. Meshel Laurie finds out which cases have had the most effect on Australia’s forensic folk.
Season 1 Episode 4
Episode 4: Tissue Donation: The Ultimate Gift
Did you know that the donated human tissue from one generous person can either save or enhance the lives of more than 30 others? Well it can. Meshel Laurie finds out what tissue we can donate after we die, how it is processed and what it can be used for. It’s amazing.
Season 1 Episode 5
Episode 5: Disaster Victim Identification
The team from the VIFM have helped out at far too many mass disasters in Australia and overseas. Members of the team have identified victims of Black Saturday, MH17, the Bali bombing, the Asian tsunami and wars in Kosovo and Iraq. Meshel Laurie finds out all about DVI.
Season 1 Episode 6
Episode 6: Clinical Forensic Medicine
Forensic medicine impacts on the living and not just the deceased. Catherine Mc Clements finds out what a forensic physician does and who they help, including victims of family violence and common assault. And what’s traffic medicine when it’s at home? We’ll find out.
Season 1 Episode 7
Episode 7: Why We're Here
Meshel Laurie and Catherine Mc Clements will explain why the coronial system exists and how it serves the community. They’ll look at prevention measures that emanate from inquests and research, genetic disorders discovered that save the lives of others and information for the future.