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Professor of Forensic Genetics, University of Technology Sydney

Dennis McNevin is Professor of Forensic Genetics in the Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research is focussed on the prediction of phenotype from genotype, including biogeographical ancestry (BGA), and the use of new DNA sequencing technologies for forensic purposes. He has also developed methods for extracting and preserving DNA. He has established a genetic ancestry laboratory for provision of forensic DNA intelligence services to forensic investigators.

Dennis has supervised numerous higher degree by research students including PhD and Honours. His graduates have found employment in the Australian Federal Police (AFP) graduate program as well as in AFP Forensics, NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service (FASS) and Victoria Police Forensic Services Department (FSD). He has delivered forensic biology training programs for members of the Indonesian National Police, the Royal Thai Police, Iraqi Police Services and the National Forensic Science Agency and Punjab Forensic Science Agency from Pakistan.


  • 2018–present
    Professor, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2016–2018
    Associate professor, University of Canberra
  • 2010–2015
    Assistant professor, University of Canberra
  • 2007–2009
    Lecturer, University of Canberra
  • 2004–2006
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Austalian National University


  • 1999 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Forensic Genetics
  • Australia & New Zealand Forensic Science Society
  • Australian Academy of Forensic Science
  • Biometrics Institute