WiSE Talks - Forensic Science

Event Name
WiSE Talks - Forensic Science
19 October 2020
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Address (Room): Zoom ID: 870 4887 7434


We invite you to join our next WiSE Talks event with our guest speakers Leesa Ellam (Training Officer - NSW Health Pathology) and Abbie Chapman (Acting Scientific Officer - NSW Health Pathology) from the Forensic Science Industry. Date: Monday 19th October 2020 Time: 5.00pm Hear all about their career journeys, previous work experience, their current roles, employment opportunities at Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS), tips and advice on entering the Forensic Science Industry and much more! Leesa Ellam is the Training Officer of the Illicit Drugs Analysis Unit (IDAU) at Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS). She is responsible for overseeing the laboratory’s training program, and coordinating the training activities. Prior to this Leesa was a Senior Forensic Chemist with the Field Operations team in the IDAU (and previously with NSW Police Force). This team is responsible for the chemical analysis of samples related to suspected prohibited drug manufacture. As part of her role, Leesa has experience attending suspected prohibited drug manufacture crime scenes, and providing expert evidence for court in the area of prohibited drug manufacture. She has also worked as a Scenes of Crime Officer with the NSW Police Force, examining scenes of volume crime, and collecting fingerprint and DNA evidence. Abbie Chapman is a Scientific Officer of the Illicit Drugs Analysis Unit (IDAU) at Forensic & Analytical Science Service (FASS). She is a part of cohort of scientists that are responsible for the chemical analysis of illicit drugs for stakeholders including NSW Police Force, NSW Communities and Justice and NSW Health. Previously, Abbie was a Technical Officer within the instrument and technical support team in the IDAU. This team is in charge of the operation and maintenance of analytical instruments, quality control and the preparation of laboratory reagents and standards. Abbie recently completed a Master of Forensic Science with Western Sydney University in 2019. Book your spot today! The WiSE Talks series is a new WiSE Program initiative connecting students in the program virtually with professional women working in the STEM industry. Run every fortnight, we will be joined by a variety of speakers over the next few months, who will share with us their career story, education, work experience and challenges that helped them land their current position. Speakers will also share tips and advice for seeking and applying for job opportunities. The WiSE Talks is exclusive to WiSE Program students. Students from any STEM discipline are encouraged to attend all sessions of interest as speakers share their insights and advice. Often, we may not be aware of the variety of opportunities available in different industries.

Web page: https://careerhub.westernsydney.edu.au/students/events/Detail/900092

Name: Peryn El Boustani


School / Department: Office of Employability and Graduate Success