Alex Forrest, MDSc (Qld), GCEd (Qld), FFOMP (RCPA), FICD
Director of Forensic Odontology
Health Support Queensland, Forensic and Scientific Services
Alex Forrest is Director of Forensic Odontology at Health Support Queensland, Forensic and Scientific Services in Queensland, Australia. Alex has taught in Dentistry and Human Anatomy for 35 years and having retired from full-time University teaching is currently Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry and Adjunct Associate Professor of Forensic Odontology at Griffith University. He has undertaken Forensic Odontology casework since 1985 and contributed to the identification effort following the 2002 First Bali Bombing in Indonesia, the South Asian Tsunami in Thailand in 2004-2005, and several other overseas Disaster Victim operations, as well as most of the major DVI operations in Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in Forensic Odontology and is Chief Examiner in Forensic Odontology for the College Fellowship program. Alex has co-authored a book chapter on bite marks analysis and comparison and he has undertaken bite mark casework in Queensland, interstate in Australia, and internationally. He was principal forensic witness in a bite mark case that caused a change to the Double Jeopardy Rule in all states and territories in Australia to permit a re-trial in certain circumstances. In 2019 he was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia.