Professor Marie Cassidy
|Born||1951 (age 67–68)|
|Education||University of Glasgow|
|Known for||State Pathologist, Ireland|
Cassidy studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, graduating in January 1978. She became a member of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1985 and a forensic pathologist the 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 acted as a consultant to the television crime series Taggart. A character in the book The Human Body is based on her.
Cassidy announced her intended retirement as State Pathologist of Ireland on 7 September 2018.
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