Xanthé Mallett is a forensic scientist and criminologist, author and TV presenter, and senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Newcastle (Australia). She has presented to a number of television series including Wanted (Channel Ten Australia) and Coast Australia (Foxtel and BBC2 UK), and regularly contributes to news and current affairs programs (including news, Today and 60 Minutes for Nine, and news and Sunday Night for Channel Seven). In 2018 Xanthé was part of the team that uncovered the biggest breakthrough in the case of the missing Beaumont Children for Seven’s Sunday Night. In 2019, Xanthé joins the Nine Network’s Murder, Lies & Alibis as the forensic and criminological expert.
Xanthé wrote her first book in 2014, entitled Mothers who Murder: And infamous miscarriages of justice (Penguin Random House, 2014), which aimed to re-evaluate the evidence in a number of potential miscarriages of justice, as well as improve our understanding of how, why and when women can be driven to hurt their own children. She is currently completing her second monograph, reinvestigating eight Australian cold cases, which will be published by Pan MacMillan later this year.
Xanthé also runs her own business FHID (Forensic Human IDentification), a company with the exclusive rights to provide a new forensic DNA service that will revolutionize crime scene analysis, intelligence gathering, and identification of long-term John and Jane Does by providing investigators with a face from a DNA sample (known as DNA phenotyping).
View Xanthe’s showreel here: http://ow.ly/Fab7302UkoQ