After completing his undergraduate and PhD studies in forensic science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Claude Roux migrated to Australia in 1996. Claude has been pivotal to the development of forensic science in his adopted country over the past 23 years by developing and leading the first undergraduate degree and PhD program in forensic science. He currently is Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research activities cover a broad spectrum of forensic science, including trace evidence and chemical criminalistics, documents, fingerprints, forensic intelligence and the contribution of forensic science to policing and security. His professional motivation has been largely driven by his vision of forensic science as a distinctive academic and holistic research-based discipline.
Throughout his career, Claude has published more than 180 refereed papers, 26 book chapters, one book and a large number of conference presentations. He has attracted $5.5M in competitive research grants in the last 10 years, including Australian Research Council, other Government and industry funding. He also received more than 20 prizes and awards including from the National Institute of Forensic Science, the 2004 AIPS Tall Poppy Award and the 2015 Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Medal for Research Impact (inaugural award). He has a long and established reputation for effective collaboration with forensic and other government agencies in Australia and overseas, as well as with other academic partners.
Claude is a member of the editorial board of six scientific journals and of a number of working and advisory groups in Australia and overseas. He was President of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) from 2010 to 2016. He is the President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences for 2017-2020, the current Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court.