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A/Prof. Michelle Harvey

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head of School (Curriculum)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2015
Master of Forensic Science, Univ. of Western Australia, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Univ. of Western Australia, 2007
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Univ. of Western Australia, 2001
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese), University of Queensland, 1999
Bachelor of Science (Entomology), University of Queensland, 1999

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Career highlights

2013 Churchill Fellowship

2005 Western Australian Woman of the Year (Science)

2003 American Australian Association Sir Keith Murdich Fellow

2001 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

Research interests

Forensic entomology involves analysis of arthropods and their association with legal matters. My research focuses on information obtainable from forensically important blowflies, examining issues such as role in insect succession on carrion, molecular-based identification of immatures, intraspecific variation in important species, use of blowfly evidence in historical situations and factors affecting the oviposition behaviour and development of blowflies in forensic and myiasis situations.

A major focus of my research is the biology of blowflies and their adaptation to feeding in microbe dense environments, for consideration in relation to maggot debridement therapy, myiasis and forensic entomology.

Affiliations

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

Member Australia New Zealand Frensic Science Society, Australian Entomological Society, European Association of Forensic Entomology

Teaching interests

Forensic science, particularly biology

Forensic Entomology

Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Knowledge areas

Forensic entomology, maggot/microbe interactions, blowfly issues, medical and veterinary entomology

Media appearances

Mighty Maggots vs Flesh Eating Bacteria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRGnbWlJdLM

Awards

2001-2002  Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship (to South Africa)

2002 Finalist, Young Australian of the Year Awards (Science and Technology Category, Queensland)

2003-2004  Sir Keith Murdoch Fellow of the American Australian Association


2005 Western Australia Woman of the Year (Science)

2013 Winston Churchill Fellow

Projects

Mighty Maggots: collaborative research with Dr Melanie Thomson (Deakin School of Medicine) and Barwon Health on the use of Lucilia sericata larvae to decrease healing time in Bairnsdale Ulcer cases

Decomposition and succession in the Geelong area: effects of seasonal variations, particularly humidity and low temperature episodes

Maggot/microbe interactions: elucidating the genetic and biological factors behind successful killing/tolerance of bacteria by blowfly maggots

Publications

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2019

Forensic undergraduate cohort; job readiness curricula

X Conlan, M Harvey, T Gunning, A Durdle

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. S243-S246, Australian journal of forensic sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Dipteran attraction to a variety of baits: implications for trapping studies as a tool for establishing seasonal presence of significant species

Michelle Harvey, Natalie Gasz, Nynke Raven, Kirby Law, Polly Marshall, Lillian Roberts, Ariana Colbert, Zara Woolley, Sasha Voss

(2019), Vol. 56, pp. 1283-1289, Journal of medical entomology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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2017

A new method for the production of sterile colonies of Lucilia sericata

N Gasz, M Harvey

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 299-305, Medical and veterinary entomology, London, Eng., C1

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DNA transfer by different parts of a hand

D McColl, M Harvey, R van Oorschot

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. e29-e31, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Transfer of picked-up DNA to cotton plates

A Buckingham, M Harvey, R van Oorschot

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. e6-e8, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

Entomology-based methods for estimation of postmortem interval

M Harvey, N Gasz, S Voss

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-9, Research and reports in forensic medical science, Macclesfield, Eng., C1

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The origin of unknown source DNA from touched objects

M Harvey, R van Oorschot, A Buckingham

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 26-33, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Calliphora vicina (Diptera : Calliphoridae) pupae : a timeline of external morphological development and a new age and PMI estimation tool

K Brown, A Thorne, M Harvey

(2015), Vol. 129, pp. 835-850, International journal of legal medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

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DNA transfer by examination tools--a risk for forensic casework?

B Szkuta, M Harvey, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 246-254, Forensic science international: genetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Activities between activities of focus-Relevant when assessing DNA transfer probabilities

R van Oorschot, D McColl, J Alderton, M Harvey, R Mitchell, B Szkuta

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. e75-e77, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Residual DNA on examination tools following use

B Szkuta, M Harvey, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 495-497, Forensic science international: genetics supplement series, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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International collaborations and training

B Morris, M Harvey, I Dadour

(2015), pp. 399-416, Forensic entomology : international dimensions and frontiers, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

chapter
2014

Optical coherence tomography : age estimation of Calliphora vicina pupae in vivo?

K Brown, M Harvey

(2014), Vol. 242, pp. 157-161, Forensic science international, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2013

Internal Morphological Analysis for Age Estimation of Blow Fly Pupae (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Postmortem Interval Estimation

K Davies, M Harvey

(2013), Vol. 58, pp. 79-84, Journal of Forensic Sciences, C1-1

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The potential transfer of trace DNA via high risk vectors during exhibit examination

B Szkuta, M Harvey, K Ballantyne, R van Oorschot

(2013), Vol. 4, Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series, C1

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2012

Preservation of Calliphora vicina (Diptera: Calliphoridae) pupae for use in post-mortem interval estimation

K Davies, A Thorne, M Harvey

(2012), Vol. 223, pp. 176-183, Forensic science international, County Clare, Ireland, C1

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Entomological evidence: Lessons to be learnt from a cold case review

P Magni, M Harvey, L Saravo, I Dadour

(2012), Vol. 223, Forensic Science International, C1

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Precocious egg development in the blowfly Calliphora vicina : implications for developmental studies and post-mortem interval estimation

K Davies, M Harvey

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 300-306, Medical and veterinary entomology, London, England, C1-1

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2008

A global study of forensically significant calliphorids: Implications for identification

M Harvey, S Gaudieri, M Villet, I Dadour

(2008), Vol. 177, pp. 66-76, Forensic Science International, C1-1

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The role of invertebrates in terrestrial decomposition : forensic applications

I Dadour, M Harvey

(2008), pp. 109-122, Soil analysis in forensic taphonomy : chemical and biological effects of buried human remains, Boca Raton, Fla., B1-1

chapter

The use of insects and associated arthropods in legal cases : a historical and practical perspective

I Dadour, M Harvey

(2008), pp. 225-232, Forensic approaches to death, disaster and abuse, Bowen Hills, Qld., B1-1

chapter
2005

Isolation and detection of ingested DNA from the immature stages of Calliphora dubia (Diptera: Calliphoridae): A forensically important blowfly

F Carvalho, I Dadour, D Groth, M Harvey

(2005), Vol. 1, pp. 261-265, Forensic science, medicine, and pathology, Totowa, N.J., C1-1

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An alternative for the extraction and storage of DNA from insects in forensic entomology

M Harvey

(2005), Vol. 50, pp. 1-3, Journal of forensic sciences, London, England, C1-1

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2003

Molecular identification of some forensically important blowflies of southern Africa and Australia

M Harvey, M Mansell, M Villet, I Dadour

(2003), Vol. 17, pp. 363-369, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, C1-1

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Mitochondrial DNA cytochrome oxidase I gene: Potential for distinction between immature stages of some forensically important fly species (Diptera) in western Australia

M Harvey, I Dadour, S Gaudieri

(2003), Vol. 131, pp. 134-139, Forensic Science International, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Using medical maggots to fight the Bainsdale Ulcer

Dr Melanie Thomson, A/Prof Michelle Harvey, Prof Eugene Athan, Dr Daniel O'Brien

  • 2013: $34,000

Mighty Maggots v Flesh Nom Bugs

Dr Melanie Thomson, A/Prof Michelle Harvey

  • 2014: $2,000
  • 2013: $10,692

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Bianca Szkuta

Thesis entitled: Investigation into the variables affecting DNA transfer in forensic casework

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences