Author: Donna Stewart

Senior Sergeant Donna Stewart is Senior Strategy Officer at the Queensland Police Service where she previously served as a Forensic Scientist for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Master of Science (Forensic Science) from Griffith University. Donna is mum to two very inquisitive children and loves sharing her knowledge of science with them. Donna is also passionate about science communication and hopes that her book “Our mum is a forensic scientist. That’s RAD!” will inspire the next generation of forensic scientists.

Links: Donna Stewart Linkedin

Production Editor: Kathy Andrews

Kathy is a Professor of biomedical research at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) at Griffith University. She and her research team are searching for new drug leads for malaria, a disease that kills >1000 people each day. Kathy is the founder and Director of the That’s RAD! Science series and author of the first book entitled “My mum is a parasite scientist. That’s RAD!“. Kathy hopes to inspire in children a love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through fun and educational STEM picture books.


Links: Kathy Andrews Griffith Experts Profile, Twitter Profile

Editors: Donna Pendergast, Mia O’Brien and Georgina Barton





Donna, Mia (both from the School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University) and Georgina (School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood, University of Southern Queensland) are education professionals with expertise spanning early and middle year’s teacher education, professional practice, literacy, curriculum and education research. As editors of the book entitled “Our mum is a forensic scientist scientist. That’s RAD!” they ensured the use of age appropriate language and alignment with the Australian Science Curriculum.

Links: Donna Pendergast Academic Profile
Links: Mia O’Brien Academic Profile, Scholar Profile

Cartoons: Brian Doyle

Mr Brian Doyle has inspired thousands of children in hundreds of Australian schools though his amazing cartoon creations and ‘Draw for Fun” workshops. Brian’s amazing cartoons in the book “Our mum is a forensic scientist scientist. That’s RAD!” are designed to engage children and lead them on a fun journey to find out more about forensic science.

Links: Find out more about Brian on the Speakers Ink website.


Design: Maylen Walker

May designed the style and layout for “Our mum is a forensic scientist scientist. That’s RAD!” as part of a Liveworm Bachelor of Design Program project at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.