Xanthé Mallett

Xanthé Mallett is a criminologist and forensic scientist, and educator, with a passion for social justice. She is the discipline convenor for Criminology at the University of Newcastle, undertaking research focussed on gendered crime and forensic human identification. She also works with Australian police forces, providing expert analysis with regards to identifying persons of interest in criminal investigations, specialising in cold case reviews through the application of advanced DNA technologies. Her work is often covered in the media; she was recently involved in the review of the Beaumont children’s disappearances in South Australia, as well as the Wanda Beach murders in NSW, in association with Channel 7.

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Academic: Criminologist and forensic scientist