Rachel Scadding

Chief Operating Officer
Source Certain

Perth, WA

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Rachel Scadding is an accomplished Forensic and Analytical Chemist, published author, and experienced in the areas of forensic investigation, chemical analysis of trace evidence and multivariate statistical interpretation. In her role as Chief Operating Officer at Source Certain, she is entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing operational efficiency and driving innovation to maintain Source Certain’s leading position in origin verification technology. Rachel excels in bridging the gap between scientific intricacies and real-world applications.

She has a demonstrated history of integrating scientific expertise and business acumen, providing consultancy and applied solutions for clients spanning diverse sectors including law enforcement, food, mining and exploration and oil and gas. Notably, she held pivotal roles as Executive Director at Source Science and Technology and as Director of TSW Analytical from 2008 to 2021.

In academia, Rachel served as an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Forensic Science (2009-2013). Concurrently she served on the committee of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (2006-2020), including as Society’s Vice President in 2011 and 2012, demonstrating her commitment to fostering collaboration and excellence within the forensic science community. Rachel has also provided expert testimony for law enforcement.