Dr Sasha Voss
Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology, School of
- Contact details
- School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology
The University of Western Australia (M309)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- +61 8 6488 7290
- Sasha's research interests encompass medical and veterinary entomology with a focus on forensic applications, specifically the behaviour and physiology of insects associated with decomposing remains. Her research aims to validate and improve the accuracy of entomological estimates of time since death in forensic practice within Australia.
- Key research
- Decomposition and insect succession
- Factors influencing insect development
- Parasitoid-host interactions
- Associative learning and host location in parasitoids
- Biological control of agricultural pests
- Cook DF, Dadour IR and Voss SC (2012). The laying of live larvae by the blowfly Calliphora varifrons (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Forensic Science International 223 (1-3): 44-46.
Cook DF, Dadour IR and Voss SC (2011). Management of stable fly and other nuisance flies breeding in rotting vegetable matter associated with horticultural crop production. International Journal of Pest Management 57 (4): 315-320.
Voss SC, Cook DF and Dadour IR (2011). Decomposition and insect succession of clothed and unclothed carcass in Western Australia. Forensic Science International 211 (1-3): 67-75.
Larcombe AN and Voss SC (2011). Self-citation in American Physiological Society Journals. Scientometrics 87 (2):347-356.
Voss SC, Spafford H and Dadour IR (2010). Temperature-dependant development of the parasitoid Tachinaephagus zealandicus Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae), on five forensically important carrion fly species. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 24 (2): 189-198.
Voss SC, Spafford H and Dadour IR (2010). Temperature-dependant development of Nasonia vitripennis on five forensically important carrion fly species. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 150 (1):1-11.
Voss SC, Spafford H and Dadour IR (2009). Annual and seasonal patterns of insect succession on decomposing remains at two locations in Western Australia. Forensic Science International 193 (1-3):26-36.
Voss SC, Spafford H and Dadour IR (2009). Hymenopteran parasitoids of forensic importance: host associations, seasonality, and prevalence of parasitoids of carrion flies in Western Australia. Journal of Medical Entomology 46 (5): 1210-1219.
Voss SC, Spafford H and Dadour IR (2009). Host location and behavioural response patterns of the parasitoid, Tachinaephagus zealandicus Ashmead (Hymenotpera: Encyrtidae), to host and host-habitat odours. Ecological Entomology 34 (2): 204-213.
Dadour IR and Voss SC (2009). Investigation of the factors affecting adult fly production in Biosolid cake. Environmental Entomology 38 (3): 633-638.
Dadour IR, Voss SC and Penney N (2008). Fly breeding in biosolid cake. Water 35 (6): 75-79.
Voss SC (2008). Resurrecting the dead: use of online learning in forensic science. In Preparing for the Graduate of 2015. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 30-31 January 2008. Perth: Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. Article Published Online: http://otl.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2008/refereed/voss.html.
Voss SC, Forbes SL and Dadour IR (2008). Decomposition and insect succession on cadavers inside a vehicle environment. Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology 4 (1): 22-32.
Voss SC, Main YB and Dadour IR (2007). Habitat preferences of the urban wall spider Oecobius navus (Araneae, Oecobiidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 46 (4): 261-268.
- Funding received
- 2012 - UWA Competition: Selling Your Project Idea ($3,000).
2012 - Staff Development Grant ($750) to attend a Forensic Diptera Identification Course, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland.
2011 - Research Development Award ($23,634) for a study entitled, ‘Geographic origin and temperature-dependant development of the blowfly, Calliphora dubia, an important forensic indicator of time since death’.
2009 - Grant for Research Student Training ($5,000) to attend an FBI Human Remains Recovery course and conduct human remains research at the University of Tennessee, USA.
2005 - Staff Development Grant ($750) to attend the 17th Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, Hong Kong, China.
- Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS).
Australian Entomological Society (AES).
- Honours and awards
- 2008 Convocation: UWA Graduates Association Postgraduate Travel Award.
2008 Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) Travel Award.
2007 Postgraduate Teaching Internship, UWA.
2006 Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) Travel Award.
- Previous positions
- Graduate Research Assistant
University of Western Australia
Arbovirus Research and Surveillance Laboratory
- Forensic Entomology
Ethics and Research Methods (Biostatistics)
- Research profile
Research profile and publications