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About Walter Wood

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - University of Queensland
Bachelor of Science - University of Queensland
Dr Walter Wood has taught human gross anatomy for over 45 years to medical, dental, science and therapy students in teritary institutions (Papuan Medical College & University of PNG Medical School - 9 years; the University of Queensland 29 years; and more recently Bond University 5 years). He initiated the first undergraduate and postgraduate university programmes in Human osteology and Forensic osteology at the University of Queensland 1991-2001.
Dr Wood has won excellence in Teaching awards at both the University of Queensland (1990) and Bond University (2007)
He has been an Honorary consultant in Human Bone Identification (Forensic Osteology) for the Police Service in Queensland (1972-2001); and on various occasions for the Police Services of NSW; Victoria; and the Northern Territory; and has done many consultancies and workshops for the EPA (Qld) and for private industry.
His key areas of research are in skeletal identification; decomposition; burial location; growth and development of the skeleton


Research Interests

Human Bone Identification, Location of unmarked graves, Human decomposition in varying environments, and Skeletal growth and development

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Contact Information

Previously Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229
Phone: +61 7 559 54415