Mariya Goray


College of Science and Engineering

place Physical Sciences (321)

I gained my first degree in Human Genetics at the Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand and then a D.Phil at the La Trobe University in Melbourne . I then took up a senior case manager position at Major Crime section of the Biological Sciences Group at Forensic Services Department of Victoria Police. In this role, I gained my certification in the areas of body fluids, advanced bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scene management, DNA typing, analysis and reporting in Court. In this role I have managed major crime cases from crime scene attendance to writing reports and providing evidence in Court. During this time, I have developed my research portfolio with special interest in trace DNA, DNA transfer, prevalence and persistence and shedder categorization with numerous publications in international peer reviewed journals.


BBMSc in Human Genetics (Hons), Victoria University, 2005

DPhil in Forensic Genetics, La Trobe University, 2010

Key responsibilities

Assist in development of Forensic Science at Flinders University

Teaching: modes of delivery and integration of forensic practice to the curriculum

Research: both long term projects in forensic science and addressing issues raised in casework

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