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The Chat: Simon Walsh

The Chat: Simon Walsh

Simon Walsh liked anatomy as a kid, and thought he would end up studying medicine.

When he didn't get the marks, Simon studied a Bachelor of Science. In his last semester, Simon studied forensic science, and became fascinated with how science could held solve crime.

Now, he is the Chief Forensic Scientist for the Australian Federal Police, a role which he extremely passionate about.

He is also the National Disaster Victim Identification Commander, and has been involved with identifying the bodies of Australian's during the Victorian bushfires in 2009, the Christchurch earthquake in 2011 and more recently the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 tragedy.

Simon speaks to Ellen Leabeater.

Image: Encapture Photography