Julian is an Assistant Commissioner with the Australian Federal Police. He has worked in both operational and leadership role predominantly in forensic investigations throughout his 33 year career. He has a particular interest in the development of forensic science capability domestically, in South East Asia and our broader region. His projects have included capacity building in Indonesia, Thailand, The Philippines and the Pacific Islands as well as projects in Pakistan and Southern Africa.
In 2002 Julian led the forensic investigation and disaster victim identification (DVI) efforts in support of the Indonesia National Police investigation into the Bali Bombing and later for the Hotel Marriot Bombing in Jakarta. In 2004 Julian led the International DVI operations in Thailand following the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
In 2010 Julian was appointed National Manager Forensic and Data Centres, responsible for AFP Forensic service delivery nationally as well as the Australian Bomb Data Centre (ABDC), Illicit Drug Data Centre (AIDDC) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Data Centre (ACBRNDC). In 2015 AFP Intelligence was added to Julian’s portfolio responsibilities.
Julian has also worked in Community Policing, Protection, Human Resources, Training and Business Analysis. Julian has undertaken Executive roles in a number of national forensic science committees as well as a councillor on the Australian National Council for Drugs (ANCD).
Julian’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Management (UC), Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (AIPM) and Master of Public Policy (ANU). In 2003 Julian was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his role in the Bali Bombing Investigation and Australian Police Medal (APM) for distinguished service to policing in Australia.
At RegNet Julian will be working on aspects of the new Masters program in Criminology, Justice and Regulation, with an emphasis on transnational crime and cyber crime with Professor Rod Broadhurst.