Ian R. Dadour, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, University of Western Australia



Ian was formally the Director of the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Western Australia for 13 years until the Centre was dismantled. In the State of Western Australia he is a Registered Forensic Practitioner in the discipline of Forensic Entomology and an expert witness in the science of entomology. He has appeared in courts in Western Australia, Northern territory, Queensland and New South Wales. Ian has recently joined Boston University Medical School contributing into their Forensic Science program. Ian has worked extensively with law enforcement agencies delivering workshops in forensic entomology in Australia (Queensland, Northern Territory and Tasmania) and with the FBI in the USA which include the investigation of decomposition of bodies buried and on the surface. Ian has a collaborative program with the University of Tennessee Anthropological Centre (body Farm) and the Medical School in Knoxville (TN). This research will eventuate into an atlas for decomposition. Over a 12 year period Ian has been invited to teach the FBI Evidence Response Teams at the Human Remains Recovery School at the University of Tennessee Anthropological Centre.
Ian has been involved in forensic case work and research since 1989. This culminated in the most successful postgraduate Centre in Forensic Science in Australia offering Graduate Diplomas, Masters and combined Masters/PhD programs in 22 disciplines. The Centre completed 442 Graduate Diplomas, 67 Master and 34 PhD degrees.
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Voss SC, Magni P, Dadour I, Nansen C. Reflectance-based determination of age and species of blowfly puparia. Int J Legal Med. 2017 Jan; 131(1):263-274. PMID: 27766412; DOI: 10.1007/s00414-016-1458-5;.
  2. McIntosh CS, Dadour IR, Voss SC. A comparison of carcass decomposition and associated insect succession onto burnt and unburnt pig carcasses. Int J Legal Med. 2017 May; 131(3):835-845. PMID: 27757574; DOI: 10.1007/s00414-016-1464-7;.
  3. Magni PA, Dhaliwal SS, Dadour IR. Effect of Continuous and Cyclic Exposure to a Cold Environment on the Development of Larvae of Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Different Sized Larval Masses. J Med Entomol. 2016 Jul; 53(4):782-789. PMID: 27113109.
  4. Magni PA, Pazzi M, Vincenti M, Alladio E, Brandimarte M, Dadour IR. Development and validation of a GC-MS method for nicotine detection in Calliphora vomitoria (L.) (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Forensic Sci Int. 2016 Apr; 261:53-60. PMID: 26874739; DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.11.014;.
  5. Magni PA, Voss SC, Testi R, Borrini M, Dadour IR. A Biological and Procedural Review of Forensically Significant Dermestes Species (Coleoptera: Dermestidae). J Med Entomol. 2015 Sep; 52(5):755-69. PMID: 26336246; DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjv106;.
  6. Nansen C, Ribeiro LP, Dadour I, Roberts JD. Detection of temporal changes in insect body reflectance in response to killing agents. PLoS One. 2015; 10(4):e0124866. PMID: 25923362; PMCID: PMC4414589; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124866;.
  7. Magni PA, Venn C, Aquila I, Pepe F, Ricci P, Di Nunzio C, Ausania F, Dadour IR. Evaluation of the floating time of a corpse found in a marine environment using the barnacle Lepas anatifera L. (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Pedunculata). Forensic Sci Int. 2015 Feb; 247:e6-10. PMID: 25538026; DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.11.016;.
  8. Magni PA, Pacini T, Pazzi M, Vincenti M, Dadour IR. Development of a GC-MS method for methamphetamine detection in Calliphora vomitoria L. (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Forensic Sci Int. 2014 Aug; 241:96-101. PMID: 24905151; DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.05.004;.
  9. Voss SC, Cook DF, Hung WF, Dadour IR. Survival and development of the forensically important blow fly, Calliphora varifrons (Diptera: Calliphoridae) at constant temperatures. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2014 Sep; 10(3):314-21. PMID: 24771477; DOI: 10.1007/s12024-014-9565-4;.
  10. Magni PA, Pérez-Bañón C, Borrini M, Dadour IR. Syritta pipiens (Diptera: Syrphidae), a new species associated with human cadavers. Forensic Sci Int. 2013 Sep 10; 231(1-3):e19-23. PMID: 23806343; DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.05.023;.
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