Emeritus Professor Hilton Kobus

Emeritus Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Information Science & Technology (334)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Over 40 years experience in both operational and academic forensic science. Started in forensic science in Zimbabwe from 1968-1981. Moved to the Australian National University in 1981 as a research fellow funded by the Australian Federal Police investigating the science of fingerprint detection. Joined Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA) in 1984 as Chief Scientist and became Director of FSSA from 1997-2007. In this role managed an organisation of 120 people that included pathologists, scientists, technicians and administrative personnel that provided broad ranging forensic science services to the South Australian Justice system. This period saw a significant expansion in the forensic science capability to South Australia with a major development being the establishment of a DNA database in support of criminal investigation.

BSc, University of Natal, South Africa 1964
BSc (Hons), University of Natal, 1965
MSc, University of Natal 1967
D.Phil, University of Rhodesia, 1977
Honours, awards and grants
Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI)
Awarded fellowship of the National Institute of Forensaic Science in 2007 for services to forensic science in Australia
Key responsibilities
Developing the forensic science research profile at Flinders University