The work undertaken by FHID is regularly featured in the media, whether the story focuses on our staff or forensic casework, or advances in methods of forensic human identification.
In addition, Dr Xanthé Mallett also produces and presents television series featuring forensic science.
Browse through some of the most recent coverage by clicking on the links on the right-hand side of the page and read the latest news articles below.
Contact the press office to be put in touch with FHID’s experts: email or telephone +61 (0)407 449781.

For inquires relating to Dr Mallett’s contribution to television series and documentaries, please contact her agent, Lauren Miller Cilento, on +61 (0)2 8353 2444 or email her.


August 2016

Recovering the bodies from the Germanwings air crash in the Alps

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 has begun, and with it the process of locating and recovering the 150 victims, including two Australians. Answers will come later, once the blackbox data are [...]

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference?

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), Norman Bates in Psycho (1960) and Annie Wilkes in Misery [...]

Psychology of a peadophile: why are some people attracted to children?

Having worked with police forces in Australia and the United Kingdom identifying those who sexually prey on children, people are always asking me how you can tell a paedophile from everyone else. Well, I can [...]