Learn about Australia’s only human body farm.
The Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research – AFTER – is dedicated to better understanding the physical, chemical and biological process of human decomposition down under. Part of this process involves conducting training exercises for police and forensic scientists, using donated cadavers in bushland.
AFTER’s Director, Associate Professor Jodie Ward (University of Technology), and Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Ritchie Callaghan, talk to podcast host Jason Byrnes about AFTER and the training exercises designed to prepare authorities for conducting disaster victim identification (DVI) operations.
The podcast also explains how you can donate your body to AFTER, after you die.
Associate Professor Jodie Ward, Director of AFTER
Senior Sergeant Ritchie Callaghan, Queensland Police Service