Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science & Deputy Dean, Murdoch University
Italian and Australian, living in Singapore and Perth, Australia
Italian-born Dr Paola Magni is a globally-recognised forensic scientist specialising in the analysis of micro and macro-organisms to solve the most complex crimes.
With a background in natural sciences, taphonomy, ecology, and evolutionary biology, this inspiring lecturer and researcher splits her time between Western Australia and Singapore, focusing on creating innovative research and cross-cultural learning experiences.
While the microscope is Paola’s first love, she now embraces cutting-edge technologies such as remote sensing and virtual reality.
As an immigrant, ground-breaking researcher and expert witness in the court of law for several cases of feminicide, she knows the challenges women face in forging a career in something unconventional such as STEM.
Passionate about science communication and amplifying discussions on the game-changing contributions women in STEM can make, Paola is challenging a new generation of female scientists to be bold, be innovative and forge new frontiers on their own terms.