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Claire Graydon completed her Bachelor of Forensic Science Degree (Crime Scene Examination) in December 2013 and is currently undertaking the Diploma of Forensic Document Examination at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT). She was employed by Forensic Document Services as a part time/casual employee from June 2013 to December 2013 and commenced full time employment and traineeship in Forensic Document and Handwriting Examination in January 2014.
Claire conducted scientific research in the area of fingerprint detection and enhancement on security documents, specifically Australian polymer banknotes as part of her degree. This involved the use of simple non-toxic techniques to develop latent fingerprints on the notoriously challenging surface of polymer bank notes. This research is ongoing and Claire maintains an interest in the area of latent fingerprint development.
Claire has recently co-authored a paper on “Line Direction Determination of Ballpoint Pen Ink Writing” which has now been published in the Journal of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners. This paper was presented by Claire at the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium in Adelaide, Australia.