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Jo-Anne Bright

Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) New Zealand

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Jo-Anne Bright

Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) New Zealand

Jo-Anne Bright is a Senior Science Leader within the Forensic Biology group at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR) New Zealand, where she has worked since 1999. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Victoria University of Wellington in 1998 and Master of Science degree in Forensic Science at the University of Auckland in 2000.  In 2015, Jo was awarded her PhD after studying advanced DNA profile interpretation topics.  Jo has co-authored numerous papers and presented at a number workshops in this area, including in Thailand, Australia, US and the UK. Jo is one of the co developers of STRmix™, expert software for the interpretation of forensic DNA profiles and the new Australasian standard.