State Pathologist Marie Cassidy to Appear at Something Wicked 2017
State Pathologist Marie Cassidy will conduct a forensic workshop with Rene Gapert at the Malahide Murder Morning at this weekend’s Something Wicked Crime Festival.
She was conferred with her primary medical degree at the University of Glasgow in January 1978, was made a member of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1985 and became a forensic pathologist that same year, making her the first female full-time forensic pathologist in the United Kingdom. She held a professorship of forensic medicine at the University of Glasgow before moving to Ireland in 1998 to take up the position of Deputy State Pathologist. She was appointed to the position of State Pathologist in January 2004, succeeding Professor John Harbison to become the first female State Pathologist in Ireland. She is also Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin.
She has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations, helping to identify the remains of victims of war-crimes in Bosnia.
She has acted as a consultant to the television crime series Taggart. A character in the book The Human Body is based on her.
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