Lilli Stephenson

Dr Lilli Stephenson

Faculty Admin Coordinator

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Lilli is a PhD candidate at The University of Adelaide, supervised by Prof Corinna Van Den Heuvel, Prof Roger Byard and Dr Melissa Humphries. Her PhD project is 'A retrospective analysis of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical substance-related coronial deaths in SA over 20 years'. She teaches into a wide variety of undergraduate courses at The University of Adelaide within the areas of anatomy, pathology, nursing and forensic science. Her research interests are based largely in forensic pathology and forensic toxicology, having published an extensive number of papers in the field of forensic science.
She is also an Administration Coordinator for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at The University of Adelaide, assisting in international and domestic admission interviews for a range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Administration Coordinator The University of Adelaide
    2020 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2019 - ongoing Tutor University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2023 Student Ambassador University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award Roche Scientific E-Poster Display Winner (Forensic Pathology) Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Australia -
    2021 Award Best ePoster in a Major Pathology Discipline (Pathology Update 2021) Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Australia -
    2020 Award Reduced Rate Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Medical and Science Student Grant Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Australia -
    2020 Scholarship Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Award Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Travel Award The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Scholarship Adelaide Medical School Honours Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia -
    2018 Award Full Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Medical and Science Student Grant Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Australia -
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
    2019 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Honours)
    2015 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Stephenson, L., Van Den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., & Byard, R. W. (2024). Recent trends in an uncommon method of carbon monoxide suicide. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 9 pages.
    DOI
    2024 Stephenson, L., van den Heuvel, C., Scott, T., & Byard, R. W. (2024). Difficulties associated with the interpretation of post-mortem toxicology. JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL TOXICOLOGY, 8 pages.
    DOI
    2024 Stephenson, L., Van Den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., & Byard, R. W. (2024). Prescribed and Diverted Methadone Toxicity in South Australia: An Update. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 45(2), 124-129.
    DOI
    2024 Tan, L., Stephenson, L., & Byard, R. (2024). Methamphetamine use in homicide victims. Medicine, Science and the Law, 64(1), 5-7.
    DOI
    2024 Stephenson, L., van den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., Scott, T., & Byard, R. W. (2024). Increased incidence of mixed drug toxicity deaths involving tapentadol – A forensic study. Medicine, Science and the Law, 64(2), 113-120.
    DOI
    2023 Stephenson, L., Van Den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., Nash, C., & Byard, R. W. (2023). Features of fatal pesticide ingestion in South Australia. Medicine, Science and the Law, 24 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Stephenson, L., Van Den Heuvel, C., & Byard, R. W. (2023). Socioeconomic and psychosocial determinants of substance misuse - a national perspective. FORENSIC SCIENCE MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, 10 pages.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2023 Stephenson, L., Tiemensma, M., Van Den Heuvel, C., & Byard, R. W. (2023). The spectrum of presentations of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Medicine, Science and the Law, 9 pages.
    DOI
    2022 Stephenson, L., Wills, S., Van Den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., & Byard, R. W. (2022). Increasing use of sodium nitrite in suicides-an emerging trend.. Forensic Sci Med Pathol, 18(3), 311-318.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS7 Europe PMC8
    2022 Stephenson, L., Van Den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., & Byard, R. W. (2022). Characteristics of fatal insulin overdoses. Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, 18(4), 429-441.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2022 Stephenson, L., Grabowski, M., Van Den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., & Byard, R. W. (2022). Success of Low Aromatic Fuel in Preventing Gasoline Sniffing Deaths.. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology, 43(4), 354-358.
    DOI WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2021 Stephenson, L., Kenneally, M., van den Heuvel, C., Humphries, M., Stockham, P., & Byard, R. W. (2021). Recent trends in barbiturate detection in medicolegal deaths. Legal Medicine, 53, 1-5.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2020 Stephenson, L., van den Heuvel, C., & Byard, R. W. (2020). Weighted drownings - An example of augmentation or enhancement of a suicide method. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 70, 3 pages.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS4
    2020 Stephenson, L., Byard, R. W., van den Heuvel, C., & Peden, A. E. (2020). Fatal drowning among tourists and recently arrived individuals from overseas at South Australian Metropolitan beaches. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 53(5), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS5
    2020 Stephenson, L., Stockham, P., van den Heuvel, C., & Byard, R. W. (2020). Characteristics of drowning deaths in an inner city river. Legal Medicine, 47, 3 pages.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2019 Stephenson, L., & Byard, R. (2019). Cause, manner and age of death in a series of decedents with tattoos presenting for medicolegal autopsy. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 64, 49-51.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2019 Stephenson, L., & Byard, R. W. (2019). Issues in the handling of cases of tuberculosis in the mortuary. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 64, 42-44.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS8 Europe PMC4
    2019 Stephenson, L., Van den Heuvel, C., & Byard, R. W. (2019). The persistent problem of drowning - A difficult diagnosis with inconclusive tests. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 66, 79-85.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS25 Europe PMC5
    2019 Stephenson, L., & Byard, R. W. (2019). An atlas overview of characteristic features of tuberculosis that may be encountered at autopsy. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 16(1), 143-151.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS3 Europe PMC3
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2024 Stephenson, L., & Byard, R. W. (2024). Drowning. In Forensic and Legal Medicine: Clinical and Pathological Aspects (pp. 277-286). CRC Press.
    DOI
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Drug toxicity and chronic disease The University of Adelaide - Honours Full Time Jeremy Hunter
  • Position: Faculty Admin Coordinator
  • Phone: 83134161
  • Email: lilli.stephenson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor Third Floor
  • Org Unit: Health and Medical Sciences Faculty Office

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