• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 223 Citations
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Personal profile


Dr Sasha Voss is a lecturer in forensic entomology based at the Centre for Forensic Anthropology at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests encompass medical and veterinary entomology with a focus on forensic applications, specifically the behaviour, physiology and ecology of insects inhabiting a decomposition environment. Her work has encompassed a range of forensic entomology applications including the use of parasitic wasps as indicators of time since death, factors influencing insect succession onto decomposing remains, novel methods to accurately assess insect developmental stages and phenotypic plasticity in blowflies. A key aim of her research is to validate and improve the accuracy of entomological estimates of time since death in forensic practice.

Funding overview

Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)

Investigators:  Cook D, Voss SC, Rader R, Cook J, Rakhesh N, Riegler M, Finch J, Spurr C, Abbot L and Ish-am G  

Project Title: Managing Flies for Crop Pollination

Awarded: $5,741,730 (2018-2023)


Fisheries, Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)

Investigators:  Hemmi J, Partridge J, Lawrence C, Guzzomi A, Mikan B, Voss SC, Jenkins S, Cook D, Wheat J, Dods K and Salini M

Project Title: Insect Protein for Aquaculture Feed

Awarded: $422,103 (2018-2020)


UWA Research Development Award

Investigators: Voss SC

Project Title: Geographic Origin and Temperature-Dependent Development of the Blowfly, Calliphora dubia, an Important Forensic Indicator of Time Since Death

Awarded: $23,634 (2010-2011)

Previous positions

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Western Australia
Arbovirus Research and Surveillance Laboratory

Teaching overview

Mysteries of Forensic Science
Death Investigations
Ethics and Research Methods (Biostatistics)


Decomposition and insect succession
Factors influencing insect development
Parasitoid-host interactions
Associative learning and host location in parasitoids
Biological control of agricultural pests


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Insects Medicine & Life Sciences
Diptera Medicine & Life Sciences
Western Australia Medicine & Life Sciences
Beetles Medicine & Life Sciences
Dermestes Agriculture & Biology
Stomoxys calcitrans Agriculture & Biology
Dermestidae Agriculture & Biology
parasitoids Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2008 2019

Dipteran attraction to a variety of baits: Implications for trapping studies as a tool for establishing seasonal presence of significant species

Harvey, M., Gasz, N., Woolley, Z., Roberts, L., Raven, N., Colbert, A., Law, K., Marshall, P. & Voss, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Medical Entomology. 56, 5, p. 1283-1289 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)
Hot Temperature
Western Australia
10 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of carcass decomposition and associated insect succession onto burnt and unburnt pig carcasses

McIntosh, C. S., Dadour, I. & Voss, S. C., May 2017, In : International Journal of Legal Medicine. 131, 3, p. 835-845

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Australia


Dadour, I., Magni, P. A., Nansen, C. & Voss, S., Aug 2017, In : Forensic Science International. 277, p. 250-250 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

14 Citations (Scopus)

Reflectance-based determination of age and species of blowfly puparia

Voss, S. C., Magni, P., Dadour, I. & Nansen, C., 1 Jan 2017, In : International Journal of Legal Medicine. 131, 1, p. 263-274 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eye Color
Discriminant Analysis

Projects 2011 2022