Nicolene Lottering


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


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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. 

Statement for HDR students

Applied Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology - Age Estimation of Australian Subadults using morphological and metric approaches for Growth and Development;

Paediatric Medicine - Investigating growth anomalies in the Craniofacial skeleton of Australian Infants;

Surgical Design - standardized craniofacial and orthopaedic implants informed by quantitative CAD approaches 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Anatomical Sciences), Doctor of Philosophy, Temporal characterisation of Ossification of the Cranium in Australian Subadults: Potential for Improved Age Estimation in Forensic and Paediatric Contexts., Queensland University of Technology

Award Date: 1 Jan 2016

Anatomical Science , Bachelor of Applied Science , A cautionary note on the accuracy and application for age estimation in a Queensland Caucasian Population by Computed Tomography., Queensland University of Technology

… → 2012

Anatomical Sciences, Bachelor of Forensic Science, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine

… → 2011

External positions

Senior Leturer in Digital Anatomy , Swinburne University of Technology

23 Jan 201930 Nov 2020

Lecturer in Anatomy , University of Adelaide

Jan 2016Jan 2019


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