Natalia Rojas Gonzalez

Natalia Rojas Gonzalez

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Biography

Natalia Fernanda Rojas González, since 2021, is a PhD student at the University of Western Australia. She achieved a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Concepción in Concepción, Chile, in 2011 and a master's degree in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Western Australia in Perth, WA, Australia, in 2021. 

She worked for the Chilean Forensic Medical Service from 2011 to 2021, specifically in the Human Rights Unit. Her work in this institution included the skeletal analysis of human rights and criminal cases, sampling of skeletal remains for DNA analysis, exhumations, and participation in searching and excavating sites of forensic interest. She had one appearance to give expert testimony in a criminal case at the oral criminal trial court of Coyhaique in 2017 (related to bone trauma analysis).

Her studies have been focused on standards for sex and age estimation in forensic anthropology, DNA analysis using skeletal samples for Human rights victim identification in Chile, and population-specific studies for this country. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Forensic Anthropology, Master in Forensic Anthropology, Evaluating database records to improve DNA outcomes for the identification of human rights victims in Chile, The University of Western Australia

Mar 2006Mar 2011

Award Date: 11 Dec 2020

External positions

Anthropologist , Servico Médico Legal

Jul 20112021

Research expertise keywords

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Sex estimation
  • Age Estimation
  • Population-Specific Standards
  • Human Rights
  • Identification

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