Sally Ann Harbison
Dr SallyAnn Harbison is a Senior Science Leader and the DNA Technical Leader of the Forensic Biology Group of ESR at Mt Albert, actively engaged in forensic casework. Before joining ESR in 1988 SallyAnn completed her PhD at the University of Liverpool in the UK in plant virology and was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Auckland. From 1988, SallyAnn undertook crime scene, evidence examination and DNA profiling, before specializing in DNA analysis in 1997. She has been an Honorary Lecturer on the Post-graduate Forensic Science Course at the University of Auckland since 1996 and supervises many research students. SallyAnn is currently the Chair of the Biology Special Advisory Group to ANZFEC (Australia and New Zealand Forensic Executive Committee). Her current areas of research interest include genomic analysis of short tandem repeats and SNPs of forensic relevance leading to a transformation to new generation sequencing approaches for casework and the recovery and identification of biological evidence using RNA techniques.