About Dr René Gapert

I am an independent Consultant Forensic Anthropologist in Ireland.  I trained as a Medical Dissector/Prosector in Anatomy, Pathology and Forensic Medicine in Berlin, Heidelberg and Düsseldorf in Germany and pursued doctoral research studies in Forensic Anthropology and Human Anatomy at University College Dublin in Ireland.

I hold a Doctorate (PhD) in Forensic Anthropology and Anatomy and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Radiography from UCD. I am a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, a Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, a former Council Member of the British Association for Human Identification, a Founder Member of the British Association for Forensic Anthropology and a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland.  I am an Accredited Forensic Anthropologist Level III under the UK Justice System.

I have over 20 years of experience in the dissection of the structures of the human body and 14 years of experience in the examination and analysis of human remains in forensic and historical contexts. 

To date I have assisted the Coroner for County Kildare in skeletal remains examinations, the Office of the State Pathologist in Dublin and the Irish Police (An Garda Síochána) in the investigation and identification of remains retrieved from the sea, the Coroner for Belfast in Northern Ireland with trauma analysis, the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Berlin, Germany and the Berlin Police in skeletal remains analysis and the Australian Government in the analysis of indigenous remains for repatriation from Europe. 

I conduct ongoing multidisciplinary research in forensic anthropology, human anatomy and human identification and have published over 18 peer reviewed research papers and case histories and contributed a co-authored case report chapter to the BAHID book Advances in Forensic Human Identification (2014).

Languages: English and German