Marie Cassidy

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Professor Marie Cassidy
Born1951 (age 67–68)
Rutherglen, Scotland
NationalityScottish
EducationUniversity of Glasgow
Known forState Pathologist, Ireland
Medical career
Sub-Specialtiesforensic pathology

Professor Marie Therese Jane Cassidy (born 1951) is the State Pathologist of Ireland.[1]

Background[edit]

Marie Cassidy was born in Rutherglen, Glasgow, United Kingdom, in 1951, the granddaughter of emigrants from Donegal.[2] She presently lives in Dublin and is married with two children.

Career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] She is also Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin.

Cassidy has also worked as a consultant for the United Nations, helping to identify the remains of victims of war crimes in Bosnia.[5]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Pathologist's Office". Department of Justice and Equality:. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ Moonan, Niall (2005). "STATE PATHOLOGIST MARIE CASSIDY TELLS OF HER GRUESOME WORK". The Mirror.
  3. ^ Quinlan, Ailin (13 December 2010). "What I did today... Professor Marie Cassidy State Pathologist". Irish Independent. Dublin: Independent News & Media. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ Press release on appointment as state pathologist Archived 12 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Raleigh, David. "Meet Marie Cassidy - Ireland's first female state pathologist". The Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2 July 2014.