Dr Duncan Taylor

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I hold a PhD in Biology, obtained from Flinders University. My research dissertation is in the field of molecular genetics and DNA profiling databases. I gained my Honours degree in Science from Flinders University in 2001, and a Bachelor of Technology in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry undergraduate degree from Flinders University in 2000, majoring in organic chemistry. I obtained a Diploma of Biostatistics from the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia in 2011.

I have been employed within the Biology section at Forensic Science SA (FSSA) since October 2005 as a Forensic Scientist and currently hold the position of Principal Scientist for Forensic Statistics.

Research expertise
Biodiversity conservation
Evolutionary biology
Genetics
Statistics
Research interests
Forensic DNA profling
DNA profile generation and interpretation
Population genetics
Statistical evaluation of forensic evidence
Teaching interests
DNA profiles generation
DNA evidence interpretation
Lineage markers and their interpretation
Laws of probability
Topic lecturer
BIOL3793 Biological Criminalistics
Supervisory interests
Biostatistics
Forensic DNA
Forensic science
Human DNA
Population genetics
Trace DNA
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: Biology (1)
Publications

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