Dennis McNevin is Professor of Forensic Genetics, or the use of genetics in the justice system, at the University of Technology Sydney. With a background in biochemical engineering (PhD, University of Sydney) and education (Diploma of Education, Western Sydney University), he first applied his skills to forensic science with the Australian Federal Police in 2003. Since then, he has held academic positions at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra before moving to Sydney .
Dennis has expertise in DNA extraction and preservation, new and emerging DNA sequencing technologies and the use of genotypes for identity and phenotype prediction. Biogeographical ancestry (BGA) is particularly useful forensic information that can be gained from DNA and Dennis is committed to increasing the accuracy of prediction using BGA and understanding the legal, policy and privacy frameworks.