Doctor Robert Ebeyan

Doctor Robert Ebeyan

Lecturer Forensic Science,
Physical Sciences

Biography

Robert Ebeyan is a lecturer in Forensic Science at Western Sydney University. He holds a PhD from JCU, and BSc(Forensic Science) and BSc(Honours) from Western Sydney University.

Robert has a wide interest in forensic science education and research with a special interest in forensic photography and digital imaging.

Robert's PhD research explored forensic photointerpretation. His continued research interests include the exploration of the relationship between image and evidence, and the development of forensic photography or digital imaging techniques for evidence detection, recovery and documentation.

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Qualifications

  • PhD James Cook University

Professional Memberships

  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (2011)

Interests

  • Forensic Photography
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Forensic Science

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Physical Sciences

Contact

Email: R.Ebeyan@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1629
Mobile:
Location: K12.G.68
Hawkesbury

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • NATS1003 Digital Forensic Photography
  • NATS1026 Digital Forensic Photography (WSTC)
  • NATS2015 Evidence and Crime Scene Management
  • NATS2021 Imaging Science
  • NATS3012 Environmental Forensic Investigations

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Porter, G., Ebeyan, R., Crumlish, C. and Renshaw, A. (2015), 'A novel method for the photographic recovery of fingermark impressions from ammunition cases using digital imaging', Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 60, no 2 , pp 418 - 421.
  • Porter, G. and Ebeyan, R. (2015), 'Detection of second-generation images using an assessment criteria method', Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, vol 1, no 4 , pp 207 - 222.

Robert's areas of forensic science research include:

  • exploring the nexus between an image and the extraction of evidential information;
  • the development of forensic photography or digital imaging techniques for the detection, recovery and documentation of evidence;
  • forensic science education;
  • improvements to real-world crime scene processes and laboratry based examination of physical evidence.

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Current Projects

Title: The application of Microsoft HoloLens for Forensic Science Training and Proficiency Testing
Funder:
  • The Mobile Apps Man
Western Researchers: Brenden Riley, Chris Lennard, Val Spikmans, Robert Ebeyan and Hayley Green
Years: 2021-07-28 - 2022-12-31
ID: P00027449

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: On-site analysis for intelligence gathering at pollution incidents
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: EVALUATION OF FINGERMARK DETECTION AND ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES ON DIFFERENT ADHESIVE TAPES
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Automated and Objective Based Tools to Enhance the Analysis and Interpretation of Latent Fingermark Evidence
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Development and Optimisation of a Portable Episcopic Coaxial Illumination Device for In-field Fingermark Enhancement
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL WORKFLOW FOR IN-FIELD FINGERMARK DETECTION AND ENHANCEMENT IN A MOBILE LABORATORY
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Exploration of Current and New Digital Technologies for the Purpose of Forensic Photographic Investigation and Analysis
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Evaluation of the use of a portable GC-MS for the in-field identification of controlled substances and other materials encountered at clandestine laboratories
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Investigating the use of alternative camera systems for the forensic photography of hard to reach fingermarks
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Age estimation of the auricular surface of the ilium: a comparison between physical examination and photographic evidence
Field of Research: Natural And Physical Sciences
Thesis Title: Evaluation of an Automated Panoramic Imaging System for the Photographic Recording and Analysis of Blood Spatter in Crime Scenes
Field of Research: Forensic Science

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