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Nathan Scudder

Coordinator of Research and Innovation, Australian Federal Police

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Speaker

Nathan Scudder

Coordinator of Research and Innovation, Australian Federal Police

Dr Nathan Scudder is the Coordinator of Research and Innovation at the Australian Federal Police’s Policing Development and Innovation area. Nathan commenced with the Australian Federal Police in 1999, working in Forensics from 2002 to 2014, where he contributed to operations including the AFP response’s to the Bali Bombings in 2002 and Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

Dr Scudder holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and in Law, and was admitted as an Australian lawyer in 2014. Dr Scudder researched the privacy and legal implications of advanced DNA technology for forensic science and received his doctorate from the University of Canberra in 2020.

Dr Scudder is an Adjunct Associate Professor (Industry) at the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra.

Dr Scudder is a member of the Australian Forensic Genetic Genealogy Collaboration, working to assess the feasibility of advanced DNA capabilities to solve crimes in Australia. He received a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Genetic Genealogy from the University of New Haven in 2021.