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Bryan Found

Senior Research Fellow & Head, La Trobe University
Bundoora Campus, Victoria 3086, Australia
Victoria Police, Australia

Bryan Found, is the Head and Senior Research Fellow of the Forensic Expertise Profiling Laboratory, School of Human Biosciences, Latrobe University, Australia. He is also a Senior Forensic Officer in the Document Examination Unit of the Victoria Police Forensic Services Department. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Graduate Diploma in Neurosciences and a PhD in forensic handwriting science. He is a former president of the Victorian Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society, a member of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, a member of the International Graphonomics Society, an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Forensic Document Examination and a member of the Advisory council for Skill-Task, Training and Research, Inc. (USA).

Dr Found provides sessional teaching in forensic document science and interpretive evidence at Latrobe, Deakin, Swinburne and Melbourne Universities. He regularly provides expert workshops in forensic handwriting science and interpretative evidence at conferences in Australasia, America, Canada, Africa and Europe.

Dr Found has an extensive international publication record and is the author of the chapter on handwriting and signature examination in the recently released Wiley Encyclopaedia of Forensic Science. He has been accepted as an expert at all levels of the Victorian Court system. His research interests include the characterisation of the probative value of expert opinions on pattern evidence, the objective assessment of forensic practitioner skill characteristics and the study of handwriting behaviours to model the usefulness of movement outcome examinations with respect to forensic individualisation.