Forensic Medical Consultants is an impartial private service in clinical forensic medicine established 1994. We provide expert opinions that are independent, impartial, timely and reflecting current medical wisdom. Our experience in criminal and civil law is well recognised.
Our principal consultant, Professor Edward Ogden, is a legally qualified medical practitioner registered by the Medical Board of Australia. He was employed by Victoria Police in various roles from1978 to 2012, including 11 years full-time in the Department of Forensic Medicine and 17 years as Principal Medical Advisor. He has conducted research, taught and provided expert evidence in the field of alcohol, drugs and driving and has given expert evidence in courts at all levels in Victoria, most other Australian States and in the Republic of Singapore. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for services to forensic medicine on Australia Day 2005.
He is Assistant Secretary of the International Council on Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety and a member of the International Working Party on Prescribed Medication and Driving. He is a member of the Australian Medical and Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs and the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists.
Professor Ogden is Deputy Director (Addiction and Forensic Medicine ) in the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University. He has been an Honorary Lecturer in Forensic Medicine at both Monash and Melbourne Universities.
We aspire to the pursuit of excellence in clinical forensic medicine by providing:
Forensic medicine is the application of clinical knowledge to the law. An expert can take a technical idea within his experience and make it accessible to all.