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Dr Nicolene Lottering

Associate Dean - Learning & Teaching

Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

Research interests

As an emerging researcher in applied anatomy, paediatric growth and development, and CAD design, I have established an international reputation in the age estimation of subadults (individuals under the age of 18 years) to facilitate the human identification process. My research interests also include the establishment of vitual osteological databases, modern medical imaging quantification using segmentation and CAD, and Bayesian statistical modelling. I was awarded the recipient of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 15th Emerging Forensic Scientist Award for 2015, appointed as the Australian representative at a Stanford University working group on Age Estimation (2018) and have attracted $AU403,000 in funding. My collaboration ventures currently include industry partners in Craniofacial Surgery at Children’s Hospitals in South Australia and Queensland, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and biofabrication laboratory Anatomics. Evidenced through receiving a 2018 AAUT Citation award, I have expanded my research portfolio into health professions education, in the areas of EdTech and Gen Z Engagement, through leading new curriculum development for digital learners in Anatomy, developing cutting edge frameworks for teaching and learning, and international dissemination of content for integration in USA medical programs in Youtube, through pioneering of technology including the Lightboard and Quitch gamification app in anatomy. 


  • Anatomical Sciences),, Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology, Award Date: 1 Jan 2016
  • Anatomical Science , Bachelor of Applied Science , Queensland University of Technology
  • Anatomical Sciences, Bachelor of Forensic Science, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

Fields of Research

  • Epidemiology

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