I have engaged Dr Gapert on a high profile exhumation arising from an historical case in the north of Ireland. He was very professional in his approach to the case and provided a very detailed and comprehensive report in a very short period of time which was of great assistance to our case. Most importantly, Dr Gapert was also very sensitive to the family of the deceased in any dealings with them.
I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone or using his services again.
Padraig Ó Muirigh, Ó Muirigh Solicitors, Belfast.

I have had the great pleasure of working with Dr Gapert on a high profile and very sensitive forensic investigation.  He is a consummate professional with a tremendous attention to detail and I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again - he is a strong scientist and a great team player.

Prof Sue Black OBE, Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee.


As you are aware, I contacted you in relation to an extremely complicated historical issue relating to the exhumation of remains due to a legacy inquest in Northern Ireland. You further worked in conjunction with Professor Sue Black.  I was extremely impressed with your work (and with Professor Black). I found you very easy to deal with and happy to explain the process as the matter progressed. The work was done extremely speedily, and professionally and the report was made available to me without any delay whatsoever. If I have any further work to be done in this field, I would make you my first port of call, and have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else.

Mark O'Connor, Senior Partner, Larkin O'Connor Cassidy Solicitors, Belfast.


For over 6 years I have collaborated with Dr Gapert on a number of projects involving forensic and post-mortem imaging both in Ireland and overseas. His expertise spans both physical and forensic anthropology as well as forensic imaging. He has also contributed to a range of programmes and events I have coordinated including postgraduate programmes in forensic imaging and study days. I can highly recommend René as a forensic practitioner and educator and look forward to working with him on future projects and cases.

Dr Jonathan McNulty, Assistant Professor / Head of Subject, Radiography, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Chair – Irish Forensic Imaging Group.