For CQUniversity Anatomy and Physiology Lecturer Dr Stan Serafin, the study of forensic anthropology is in his bones. So much so that he has been instrumental in helping to officially partner CQUni with Australia’s first “body farm”. The facility will not only open up many new doors of research for his own work, but for CQUniversity research students as well.
What was a recent highlight of your life?
The birth of my daughter.
What is the best thing about being at CQUni?
Feeling like I’m working at a university that is on the rise, like I actually have a hand in shaping its direction. Also, I appreciate the nurturing support as I develop my research. I’m particularly excited to be forging new collaborations with CQUni colleagues in forensic research at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER), the first body farm outside the United States.
Why should people study at CQUni?
To pursue their dreams.
What’s the biggest way a student has inspired you?
When they told me that taking my class had a positive impact on their life.
If you could solve any social issue in your community, what would you tackle first?
If you had no responsibilities where would you be right now?
On an archaeological excavation.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
Spend time outdoors.