Dean Catoggio


Dean Catoggio is the General Manager of the National Institute of Forensic Science (ANZPAA NIFS), a directorate of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency. Dean oversees the day to day business activities of ANZPAA NIFS and its staff.  He manages a number of projects, including the development of a publically available guide to evaluative reporting in forensic science and the development of a model policy for DNA familial testing in Australia. Dean is the current treasurer of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and coordinates quarterly plenary presentations and meetings. Dean began his career in 1989 as a forensic audio video analyst at the Victoria Police Forensic Services Department. He has given expert testimony in Courts in Victoria, South Australia and at a Tasmanian Royal Commission and was instrumental in establishing the Electronic Evidence Specialist Advisory Group, now an ANZPAA NIFS group. Dean later took on an operational management role and was a scientific advisor to the Forensic Operations Organisational Review at Victoria Police.

About the Association

The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) is a research and educational institute associated with Monash University. It is funded by the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC) and also from subscription income from its membership.

The principal objectives of the Institute include research into judicial administration and the development and conduct of educational programmes for judicial officers, court administrators and members of the legal profession in relation to court administration and judicial systems.

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